Master Teacher, choreographer, educator, author, and motivator, Sofia Costantini is known for her high intensity and insanely challenging dance classes.
Sofia has choreographed and performed for many television specials, movies, and professional theatre companies. Sofia has had the honor of working with talented Canadian and American actors and dancers. She was personally requested by Patrick Swayze to jam in a studio together during the filming of the movie “One Last Dance”. As well, dancing in movies such as ‘”Shall We Dance” and “Make It Happen”, with celebrities Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Mary Elizabeth Winsted. You may have also seen her in the Treehouse children’s television series, “The Toy Castle”.
Respected in her field, Sofia conducts dance seminars, adjudicates, and appears as a guest teacher all across Canada, most recently, Lux Dance Company and Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. She also consults with dance-industry based organizations on everything from quality to curriculum. As well, she was previously the department head for the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet school, where she developed the jazz curriculum for the RWB Teacher’s Course, worked extensively with the school’ s professional division and Aspirant programs and choreographed on the RWB company.
Amongst her many initiatives, Sofia sits on the 9-12 dance curriculum development committee that is working to implement and build the dance framework for the Manitoba Provincial Education system. The curriculum is recognized and accredited throughout all schools in Manitoba.
Ms. Sofia currently runs the dance program at Tec Voc High School and leads Dance Tec Company, actively offering youth performance and competitive dance opportunities. Over the years, many of her students have gone on to pursue successful careers as studio owners, professional dancers, performers and more.
Ms Sofia is very excited to be a part of the LA Dance Academy team! Thank you Lucy for being such an outstanding leader and providing us with the support needed to carry out continued excellence at your studio!