Sophia Mordini is an 11-year-old dancer from Wisconsin. She dances at Barb’s Centre for Dance Fox Valley.
“Dance allows me to be myself! I can express how I feel and just have fun. I have met some amazing friends and teachers I call family. I think everyone should enjoy some type of dance.”
Tell us about your dance experience!
I have been dancing since I was 3. I started dancing in a Stoughton, Wisconsin at Stoughton Center for Performing Arts. I moved when I was 5 and started dancing in Portage, Wisconsin at Laura’s School of Dance. Miss Laura introduced me to tap in competitions. That’s when I fell in love with tap and everything competition. I entered my first competition with Miss Laura and won first place. When I was 8, I moved to Appleton and started dancing at Barb’s Centre For Dance. I auditioned for their competition team and started dancing with them and in competitions immediately. This year, I auditioned at Barb’s Centre for Dance and made the first-ever elite junior team at the studio. I continued my love for tap at Barb’s Centre For Dance and my favorite teacher. Miss Jen has brought out the best in me.
How does dance have a positive impact on your life?
Dance allows me to be myself! I can express how I feel and just have fun. I have met some amazing friends and teachers I call family.
How do you want to use dance to have a positive impact on your community?
I think everyone should enjoy some type of dance. It just makes people happy.