Joined KCB in 2022, +3 Years – Second Company
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. 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. In 2022, she was promoted to Company Apprentice, and in 2023, she was promoted to a full member of the Main Company. Over the years, she has performed in many ballets with Kansas City Ballet – her favorites include George Balanchine’s Serenade, Lila York’s Celts, Devon Carney’s Swan Lake, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, and Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort.
Ms. Hod is a choreographer as well as a dancer. She discovered her passion for choreographing during her time at Miami City Ballet School while creating a piece for their Student Choreographic Workshop. During her apprentice year, she choreographed her first work on the Main Company for New Moves, and co-choreographed a work on the Second Company the year prior. Ms. Hod is thrilled to begin her fifth season with Kansas City Ballet.