Winnipeg-born Sophie Dow is an emerging dance and music artist, inspired by interdisciplinary collaboration and her Métis-Assiniboine and settler roots. An avid adventurer, Sophie has a passion for busking, yoga and traveling on top of holding a specialized honours degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from York University.
In 2018 and 2019, Sophie toured across Turtle Island as a dancer and music artist. Highlights featured performing in opening ceremonies of Shambhala Music Festival (Salmo River, BC), filming with Vero Films (Vancouver, BC) and teaching dance in over 20 schools in rural and urban contexts throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
With a unique list of credits deeply impacting her creative process and vocabulary, Sophie has had the great fortune of working with some of Canada's top dance innovators, including with companies Chimera Dance Theatre and Kaeja d'Dance. She performed works by Susan Lee, Carol Anderson, Malgorzata Nowacka-May, Mateo Galindo Torres and Brett Taylor to name a few. She also collaborated on solo pieces with Alexandra Winters and Kiera Shaw.
Currently Sophie is an artist in the Paprika Festival's Indigenous Arts Program, and Artistic Associate of Chimera Dance Theatre. She is writing music, performing and busking regularly throughout Ontario with her band The Honeycomb Flyers and is also a licensed Holistic Practitioner of Traditional Thai Massage.
Métis-Assiniboine (Winnipeg, MB) & settler