Joined KCB in 2022
Sophie Hod was born in Great Neck, New York and began her dance training at Studio Maestro. In 2007, Ms. Hod began training at The School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. In 2013, Ms. Hod began training at Ballet Academy East. In 2017, she then went on to dance with Miami City Ballet School. Over these years, she also attended summer programs at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. Ms. Hod joined Cincinnati Ballet as a trainee for the 2018-2019 season, where she performed corps de ballet roles in many of the company’s productions.
Ms. Hod joined Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company in 2019. She spent two years as a trainee, and one year as a KCB II dancer. During this time she performed in many ballets with the company, including George Balanchine’s Serenade, Lila York’s Celts, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, and Devon Carney’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. In 2022, she was promoted to Company Apprentice.
In addition to being a dancer, Ms. Hod is also a choreographer. She discovered her passion for choreographing during her time at Miami City Ballet School, while creating a piece for their Student Choreographic Workshop. In 2022, she co-choreographed a piece for Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves program on the dancers of the Second Company.