Sophia Shaw was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, where she first studied contemporary dance with Arts
Umbrella under the direction of Artemis Gordon. During this time, she performed works by many renowned
artists such as Crystal Pite, Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal and Aszure Barton. While touring Europe with the company,
she also performed works by choreographers Fernando Hernando Magadan, Cayetano Soto, Lukas Timulak
and Emanuel Gat. She has participated in intensive summer workshops at the San Francisco Conservatory,
at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and at Jacob’s Pillow. After graduating, Sophia joined the Ballet Junior de
Genève in Switzerland and was an apprentice with Didy Veldman’s company Humanoove for the creation of
@Home. She joined BJM in 2020.