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Student-Teacher / Hip Hop APT Member

Hip Hop General School Program

Sophia Valen has come full circle from the start of her dance journey at the age of 3 taking summer ballet classes at WSPA. Dancing full-time with another studio, she had 9 years of training in hip hop, tap, jazz, and contemporary. At the age of 12, she auditioned and made it onto WSPA’s apprentice Hip Hop Team, APT. From there, she began expanding her love and passion for dance at WSPA full-time.  She finished her first year of ballet in the general school, became a teacher’s aid, and now co-teaches hip hop with WSPA’s youngest dancers. This fall at 14 years old, she will continue to dance with APT, and she will start training with the Company level ballet, modern, and jazz. Sophia hopes to encourage and inspire the next generation to keep dreaming and moving.

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