Born in Sydney, Australia, Sophie Holloway began dancing at the early age of 3 years old. She trained with industry legend Bernadette Langshaw-Clark and attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts where she completed her Higher School Certificate majoring in Dance and Drama. Sophie hit the Australian scene at just age 16 as a commercial dancer and model, featuring in TVC’s and television programs, before landing a coveted role in the ensemble of performers in Baz Lurhmann’s film The Great Gatsby.
After gaining treasured life experience travelling overseas and working as a featured dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines, Sophie chased her ultimate dream, making her way to New York City in 2014. Here, she endured the annual “cattle call” audition for the internationally renowned precision dance company The Radio City Rockettes and successfully secured a contract on her first attempt. Her 8 years with the company have included over 800 performances at the prestigious Radio City Music Hall, as well as countless appearances on the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show NBC, Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York special, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and more!
In 2017 Sophie ticked off a bucket list opportunity where she was selected to dance with The Rockettes at the 71st Annual Tony Awards.
Back home in Australia, Sophie was thrilled to experience some more career highlights performing for international icons like Katy Perry and Cher as well as landing a featured role in Opera Australia’s production of Salome choreographed by Kelley Abbey.
Sophie most recently worked on Baz Lurhmanns’s “Elvis” film as a featured dancer choreographed by Nathan Wright & Kate Wormald and was selected by The Squared Division as a resident dancer on Season 3 of The Masked Singer in Australia.
Other commercial dance performances include The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent, Dance Boss, The Dream Dance Company and various TVC’s nationally and internationally.
In addition, she has been interviewed twice on the Today Show to share her notable acclamations for such a such a young performer and more recently, was a finalist in Australian Dance Festival’s “N.E.X.T Choreographer” showcase, sponsored by NRG DanceProject. Sophie has recently choreographed for Michael Gracey in conjunction with H&R Block TVC, CXLOE’s “One and Lonely” music video, Vogue Australia and The Sydney Children’s Hospital Gold Telethon on Channel 9. Continuing to develop her skill set, Sophie has emerged into the Associate side of Creative Direction/Choreography, working alongside Helpmann Award Winning choreographer Mitchell Woodcock and New Ground Collective on live performances such as Dancing With The Stars and annually works with the creative team at Bonnie Lythgoe Productions in Australia. Her most recent work was choreographing for The Veronica’s new Solo Projecf in collaboration with Vodka Cruiser. As well as consistently performing, Sophie has rapidly become one of Australia's most sought after dance educators for young dancers. Sophie is a highly respected and influential figure who teaches not just movement and skill but incorporates goal setting and positive self reflection into her teaching methods. Attention to detail, sophistication and her dynamic personality keep Sophie in high demand and employed nationwide.
With a remarkable technical background, complimented by versatile exposure and training, Sophie has matured into a polished and sophisticated performer and emerging choreographer. There is no denying that her vivacious presence is undoubtedly favoured in the industry as Sophie remains one of the most influential and highly respected artists across Australia.