Vanity Fair "Suspiria"
Choreographer & Movement Director - Sophia Alessandra Melvin // Copyright Jason Bell Photo
TikTok "Jump in Together"
Choreographer & Movement Director - Sophia Alessandra Melvin // Copyright Finn Taylor
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Sophia is a Choreographer and Movement Director based in London. From large dance productions, to nuanced movement coaching, she has worked with award-winning directors and photographers for international clients, delivering exciting and complex work on brief.
Sophia trained at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park and Laine Theatre Arts. Her performance credits include dancing with The English National Ballet Company (whilst still at Tring Park) in Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, voicing The Bumble Bee Fairy in Walt Disney’s animated feature film Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue and dancing in the Olivier-Award-Winning Drew McOnie’s contemporary dance film “A Twisted Tale”.
Her choreographic accolades in Theatre include winning the Joanne Marden Blackwell Choreographic Award at The All England Dance Finals, winning The Barbara Sharples International Choreographic Award on two occasions. Sophia also recently joined the Creative Team of The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain for their 2019 season at Sadlers Wells.
Her credits for screen include choreographing commercials for TikTok, Pringles, crocs, Avon and Love Island, as well as numerous music videos, and print work for Vanity Fair’s Suspiria-themed September issue.
Sophia's work has also been featured at various international film festivals including Leeds International Film Festivals (which saw her choreography qualify for the BAFTAs and The Academy Awards 2020), San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Festival Quartiers Danses, ScreenDance Festival Sweden, Frame Rush at London's home of Contemporary dance, The Place and Screen.Dance Scotland where her film, BUNNY, won the 2020 Audience Choice Award. BUNNY has also been selected by Marquee TV to feature in their series 'Summer Shorts 2020' and was listed as a 'highlight' by The Dance Magazine between films choreographed by Will Tuckett and Alexander Ekman.