Sonya Nichols: Director & Choreographer
Sonya was originally from Kent and began her training at Page & Masons Schools. She then attended The Royal Ballet School where she won the coveted Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award, The Devalois Solo Award, The National Award and The Theatre Cup.
During her career, she has toured and performed in Russia many times and in 1993 she choreographed a dance for children and won the choreographic award for Moscow Regions. She has choreographed for The Kent Youth Ballet works including: Remembrance Day, The Snowman, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and The Beast and pieces for International Easter Course, The Cecchetti Summer School, London Palladium, Portugal Escola De Danca, the Mabel Ryan Awards.
Sonya has choreographed the main ballets for Surrey Youth Ballet’s fourteen previous seasons, which included; Cinderella, Giselle, The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, A Little Princess, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Swan Lake, Midsummers, Alice, The Sleeping Princess and Dorothy 2020.
Past teachers, adjudicators, choreographers and composers include...
Adam Haigh, Annabeth Berkeley, Annelly James, Ash Mukherjee, Bridie Willis, Carla Nicholson, Chris Baldock, David Fielding, Deborah Brown, Ellen Foggarty, George Webster, Helena Holland, Helen Missing, James Buckley, Jamie Harris, Jo Burgess, Jo Denham, Joel Morris, Julia Galloway, Kelly Rowden, Lottie Smith, Mark Biocca, Marina Guarnieri, Montanna Springer, Michael Gibbons, Natasha Mould, Rachel Chapman, Roisin Mullins, Samantha Brown, Sergio Giacomelli, Sonya Nichols, Simon Williams, Vanessa Atkins-Clarivette, Victoria Collinson and Victoria Maitland.
Seamstress - Kathy Gibbons