Preparing to dance in Swan Lake alongside the company has been a valuable experience for Sofia. “I’ve grown and matured in my Corps work. It’s something ballet class doesn’t really teach you: to work together, breathe together, dance together.” Her musicality has also improved, “the music of Swan Lake is THE most beautiful.” Sofia loves performing and is charmingly appreciative of her experience performing with PNB’s company. “What an amazing opportunity it is to get to dance on stage with them.”
Bio: Sofia grew up in Dallas, Texas. She trained at Dallas Ballet Center and danced in their pre-professional company for 5 years. While there, she danced in world premieres by renowned choreographers Christina Ghiardi, Silas Farley, and Jason Fowler. She also performed many classic roles including Odette in Swan Lake in 2022.
Sofia spent summers training at the School of American Ballet, Ballet West, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the European School of Ballet. During the PNB School summer course of 2022 she was invited to join the Professional Division program. As a PD dancer, under the leadership of Peter Boal, she has performed both ballets and contemporary pieces with the Company. Performances have included Crystal Pite’s The Seasons’ Canon, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Giselle, George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and now Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake.
Outside of ballet Sofia auditioned and made her high school’s country western stunt and dance team, The Wranglers. She also enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, watching the sunset, and documenting life through photography.
Photo credits: Sofia Bidne, photos © Lindsay Thomas. PNB Company Dancers and PNB School Professional Division students in rehearsal, photo © Lindsay Thomas. Other photos courtesy of Sofia Bidne.