Sophie Tibiletti is a Brooklyn based dancer, maker, and teacher. She began her dance training in Longview,Texas. In 2013 she moved to Philadelphia to further pursue her dance education at the University of the Arts, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. There, she performed works by Jesse Zaritt, Katie Swords-Thurman, Curt Haworth, Mark Haim, and Netta Yerushalmy, and created many works of her own. She was also given the opportunity to study and perform abroad in France, Belgium, and Israel through the University of the Arts. Sophie graduated with a BFA in Dance in May of 2017. She currently teaches at Petite Performers, Williamsburg Montessori, and recently finished her time as the Community Outreach Intern at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. In 2018/19 she has presented work at Spark Dance Forum, mouthful movement festival, Sans Limites Movement Festival, The Craft and Small Plates Brooklyn, and has performed at venues including Gibney Dance, BAAD, Center for Performance Research, Triskelion Arts, and New Dance Alliance.
My never-ending personal desire is to both conform and resist, to be a part of something and against it in the same instant. I want to continue the work of empathetic understanding, and I want to be inclusive. I aim to make myself and others feel comforted through sharing. I care about the personal because it is always relational. Through performing and creating I hope to open up a space for questions and conversations around identity, standards, systems, conformity, community, and the performing/dancing/living body. I care about my experience in relationship to yours. I want you to hear me and I want to listen to you.