Sophie Whittome was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up attending Victoria School of the Arts. She began her professional training in Vancouver in the Arts Umbrella?Dance?Company and Graduate Program, under the direction of Artemis Gordon. There she was fortunate to learn from and be influenced by many different artists. She also had the privilege to perform works by, among others, Sharon Eyal, Lesley Telford, Mats Ek, and Crystal Pite and to participate in Arts Umbrella’s 2018 Choreographic Mentorship with Crystal Pite.?In 2018, she joined Ballet BC as an Emerging Artist and is looking forward to her first season as a full company member.?