Sophie Higgins is currently a grade 11/12 student at Pro Merita Academy. She came to Pro Arte Centre at age six and joined the Pre-Professional Training Program at seven years old. She has since completed her RAD Advanced 2, all AFSA acrobatic exams and is currently working towards her ISTD Advanced 2 Ballet and Advanced 2 Modern exams.
Sophie has been selected three times as a BC Provincial Rep for Ballet, finishing “Top 3” and receiving honourable mentions. Internationally Sophie has competed at the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) twice in Seattle (both times finishing in the top 12 classical and contemporary categories) and once in San Diego finishing in the top 24. She has performed multiple times with both the Alberta Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet in their Nutcracker Productions here in Vancouver. Sophie has had the opportunity to learn from many other amazing teachers at both her summer intensives and the Vancouver Ballet Society Spring Seminars of which she has been the recipient of many VBS Scholarships. Her summer intensive programs have taken her mostly to Europe, attending twice the Royal Ballet School in London, UK as well as the English National Ballet School in London,UK, Princess Grace Academy in Monaco, Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany and Ecole Superieure De Ballet Du Québec in Montreal.
Sophie is excited and honoured to be dancing with the other immensely talented dancers of the CatchingART and appreciates and is immensely grateful for Pro Arte Centre and CatchingArt for providing her with such a wonderful platform for what she hopes will be a successful career in dance before she tackles a career in law. Sophie is fortunate to work with so many inspiring, knowledgeable and caring teachers at Pro Arte Centre who have always encouraged her to strive for her best and to dream big.