FALL 2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Sofia Engelman is a dance artist based in Massachusetts. Sofia has presented works, including ongoing High Maintenance studies and collaborations with partner Em Papineau, at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC), Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston (MA), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NY), FRESH Festival (CA), EstroGenius at the Kraine Theater (NY), and HUT at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (MA). Sofia and Em have developed dances, including Where the air is light and clear (2018) and INSTANT SAVIORS (2019), through residencies at The Living Room (ME) and Ponderosa (Germany). Sofia received a BA with highest honors in Dance from Smith College, where she was the recipient of an Excellence in Dance Studies award, and, in high school, trained intensively with Lauren Simpson in Cambridge, MA. Sofia is the Ad/Marketing Manager and Administrative Assistant at Contact Quarterly and teaches choreography, technique, and dance fitness classes regularly to children and adults.
Photo by Derek Fowles.