NZAMD Registered Dance Teacher
Sophie McIntosh was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand where she began dancing at the age of three, and throughout her childhood performed and competed both nationally and internationally. Sophie was awarded 4th place at the National Young Performer of the Year Award in 2012, and was a semi-finalist at the Genee International Ballet Competition the same year. In 2013 she was a finalist in the Sir Jon Logan Campbell Ballet Award as well as placing 1st in contemporary and 3rd in jazz at the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance Scholarship Awards.
After graduating from the Philippa Campbell School of Ballet in 2013, Sophie received a full scholarship to spend the summer at the Joffrey Ballet School in Manhattan, New York where she was later offered a place as a full-time classical student. She was also offered a place at the New Zealand School of Dance and the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in England the same year.
After completing her politics degree Sophie now splits her time between working as a dancer and as an actress. In New Zealand Sophie danced for Mary-Jane O’Reilly in her recreation of Giselle for the Tempo Dance Festival, and starred in numerous music videos including Shayne Carter’s I Know Not Where I Stand, and Jarryd James’ 1000x. After leaving New Zealand in 2017, Sophie has been back and forth between London and Los Angeles dancing and acting professionally, as well as working for some of the cities’ top dance schools.
Sophie adores teaching and later in life hopes to open her own performing arts academy.