Sophia is an artist and award-winning theatre designer. From a background of sculpture she creates installations, sets and objects, puppetry and costume for performers and audiences to inhabit, manipulate and transform. Much of her work is participatory and interactive, collaborating with artists in dance, theatre, music, film, and with the general public.
Recent work includes designs for 16 Singers – director Kitty Morley, Dance Umbrella, The Egg, Bath Theatre Royal; Grandmothers – Encounters Arts; Get Happy – Told by an Idiot, Barbican; front of house designs for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, West Side Story and Sadler’s Sampled – Sadler’s Wells; In This Place – Pentabus Theatre; Oxygen – Dreadnought South West; The World At Your Feet – Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Cultural Olympiad; installation and performance for Phenomenal People – Fuel.
Sophia was Theatre-Rites’s Associate Artist 1997-2008. She designed many touring and site-specific productions and installations for the company including In One Ear – Lyric Theatre Hammersmith; and Shopworks – LIFT and Vienna Festival. She co-created the award-winning production Mischief – Sadler’s Wells and Dance Touring Partnership. Sophia’s installation Stretch, produced by Crying Out Loud, has toured nationally and internationally to venues and festivals including: Sadler’s Wells; Nott dance; Milk International Arts Festival Toronto; Chicago Humanities Festival; Awesome Festival of the Arts for Bright Young Things, Perth, Australia.