Sophia Hurdley

Training – Staples School of Dance, Northern Ballet School and a York Scholar for 5 years with Miss Louise Browne O.B.E 

She joined Matthew Bourne’s ‘New Adventures’ Company in 2002 credits include – Sugar, Cupid and Marshmallow in Nutcracker! The Girlfriend and French Princess in the 10th anniversary of Swan Lake, Bunny Munroe and Sandra Grubb in Edward Scissorhands (Original Cast), Irene the Glamorous Step Sister and Betty in Cinderella, Feral and Hibernia in Sleeping Beauty (Original Cast) and Early Adventures. Her most recent credit is playing Irina in Red Shoes.

She is a Workshop leader for the company and loves the diversity of working on outreach programmes, workshops and talent development throughout the world.

West-End theatre credits include: Apache dancer in Joseph, Pyjama Game, Meg and Ballet Girl in Phantom of the Opera, Ellie/Swallow in The Happy Prince.

Royal Opera House credits: Blue Fairy and Fox in Pinocchio directed by Will Tuckett; and Princess in The Red Balloon choreographed by Aleeta Collins.

ENO credits: Kismet, Merry Widow and The Mikado.

Film and Commercial credits: featured ballet dancer in Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and choreographed by Peter Darling, Young Victoria, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Channel 4 Documentary.


Sophia regularly teaches ballet and choreographs at Performers College, London Children’s Ballet, NYB, RBS and many other vocational schools across the country.



Cloud Dance Festival – Callas.

Performers College- No Regrets (Piaf), Reasons to Stay Alive, Force of Destiny and Pride or Passion, Subdued Humanity, Amelie,Liberation.

NYB Junior Company – Day to Night

Wilde Productions- Happy Prince Musical directed and written by Hal Cazalet and Michael Barry.

Sophia is currently studying for an MA in choreography at Central School of Ballet.

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Sophia Hurdley
Choreographer, Residential Performance Company