• Birthday: May 7th
  • Nickname(s): Geisha
  • Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Occupation: Dance Teacher
  • Alma mater: UCF/FIU
  • Years: 3rd Year

    • Name: Sophie
    • Aside from dancing, my ideal job would be: Creating organizations against bullying and animal cruelty.
    • Birthday: May 7th
    • Complete this sentence "10 years ago I was ...": An aspiring ballerina.
    • Do you have any nicknames?: Geisha
    • During the off season I . . . : Spend time with family/friends, take dance classes, and work.
    • Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
    • If you looked in my trunk you would find: A suitcase, a bag of shoes and HEAT Dancer posters
    • If you were a superhero what would your super power be: Teleportation! So I can get to any destination with a snap of a finger!
    • In five years I see myself . . . : Owning a dance studio and working with an organization against animal cruelty and bullying.
    • My advice to young dancers:Those who doubt you the most should be your biggest motivators: Never give up.
    • My dance icon is: Mia Michaels
    • My friends would say my best quality is: My goofy personality
    • My most memorable moment as a HEAT Dancer?The final game of the season when the MIAMI HEAT became NBA Champions! Words cannot express how surreal and amazing it was to be able to experience it!!!
    • Name something you would only do once in your lifetime: Get married
    • Occupation: Dance Teacher
    • One thing I can't live without: My Ipod; music is my escape
    • Quote to live by: "No matter how much you try to plan your life, life has its own plan for you"
    • What are your hobbies?: Playing the piano
    • What is your alma mater? (college): UCF/FIU
    • What is your background/nationality?: Japanese/American
    • What is your biggest pet peeve?: Cheating
    • What is your dream vacation?: Bora Bora
    • What is your favorite holiday?: Halloween
    • What is your favorite movie?: Law Abiding Citizen
    • What is your favorite song?: Stand In the Rain
    • What is your favorite type of music?: Anything with a good beat that I can dance to! :)
    • What place would you like to visit?: Japan
    • What's your guilty pleasure?: ICE CREAM!
    • Who is your hero?: The person who has dedicated her entire life for me; my mother
    • Why did you choose to be a Miami HEAT Dancer?: The Miami HEAT Dancers have a respectable name with high expectations. They are an extremely talented group of young women with beauty even outside of the mirror.
    • Professional Dance ExperienceBack up dancing for many well-known artists, featured dancer in the movie Rock of Ages, commercials, and music videos
    • Years on the Squad?: 3rd year