Sophia Maria Lucia is a 10-year-old dancer at San Diego Dance Centre, born on September 7th, 2002. She is in fourth grade and is home schooled. Sophia has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, America's Got Talent, Shake It Up, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and So You Think You Can Dance: Ukraine. She has appeared in two Old Navy Commercials and a 2011 Party City commercial. She was featured in Fox Legacy's Shirley Temple. Sophia has also modeled for Discount Dance Supply and is collaborating with California Kisses to release her own dancewear line.
On March 30th, 2013, Sophia was filmed performing fifty-five consecutive pirouettes, and presented with a certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records in surpassing the previous mark of thirty-six (her old record was fifty-four) .
In Dance Moms
Sophia first appeared in Out With the Old, In With the New, the second episode of Season 3. When the Moms went on strike, Abby invited Sophia to be part of her team of replacement dancers. During the episode, Abby criticized her high-pitched voice, and suggested she take voice lessons at the studio. Her solo "New Reality" took first place at the competition, the title about Abby's "new reality" of replacing Maddie as a dancer.
When the Season 2 cast returned in But I'm a National Champion!, Sophia remained on Abby's squad. During the episode, Abby snubbed Maddie by interrupting her training to work with Sophia, and told Chloe that her solo was about living under the shadow of more renowned dancers (first Maddie, then Sophia.) Sophia claimed that she sometimes trains younger dancers in California, and is really mean to them; Abby congratulated her, saying that mean was good. The other Moms also argued with her mother Jackie about Sophia's home-schooling. Sophia's solo again took first place.
In the episode Liar Liar Dance Mom on Fire!, Sophia is said to be away shooting a movie, but fails to arrive at the competition as expected. Like the previous episode, Sophia had been placed at the top of the pyramid. She made her possible final appearance in Rotten to the Core where she returned to the Abby Lee Dance Company. During that week, she was set to perform in the group number "Avalanche" and was also set to compete a solo at the competition. Abby made it clear that if Sophia was to compete a solo, then she was going to pull either Maddie or Kendall's solos from the competition. To prevent any tension in the group, Sophia and her mom Jacqueline returned to Los Angeles.
Dance Moms Dances
|Episode||Dance Name ("Song Name")||Dance Style||Place|
|Out With the Old, In With the New||New Reality||Jazz||1st|
|But I'm a National Champion!||Superstar ("Suprstr")||Jazz||1st|
|Out With the Old, In With the New||Cry||Lyrical||Bella Hoffheins|
|But I'm a National Champion!||Red Carpet Special||Jazz||Nia Frazier|
- Sophia thought it was funny that Dance Moms portrayed her as having so little schooling, and wished that were really true. She added that besides seeing a teacher at least twice a week in one-on-one sessions, she does around six hours of homework per day.
- Of her dances on the show, Sophia best liked "Suprstr" and "Red Carpet Special". Sophia said there were issues with "Red Carpet Special" because they only rehearsed it once.
- Sophia has known Asia Monet Ray since Asia was two-years-old, and calls her "my little diva."
- Sophia estimates she dances twenty-five to thirty-five hours per week.
- Rick Testerman, Jalen Testerman's father, set-up Sophia's Twitter account, including selecting her user name.
- Sophia was introduced to dance by her cousin Kristen Hibbs, now owner of San Diego Dance Centre.
- Sophia began dancing at age two, and entered her first dance competition at age three.
- At the Xpression competition in Fort Wayne filmed for Out With the Old, In With the New, Sophia won $1,000, besides finishing first.
- Her favorite dance styles are jazz and contemporary.
- When she grows up, she would still like to be a dancer and wants to be on the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance?
- Sophia was featured in Season 1, Episode 7 of KARtv.
- Sophia announced that, with the help of Kids Artistic Revue and California Kisses, she would be going to Guinness officials to break the record for pirouettes.
- In a news interview, Sophia stated that Abby is one of the nicest people she knows, but has to act the way she does on the show, or certain people would be upset at her for not creating anything.
- In an interview with OnTheSpotInterviews at the Guiness World Record Celebration, Sophia stated that the main reasons that she and her mother left Dance Moms were that her grandfather had a heart attack and they wanted to be there for him, and that her mother didn't want any controversey for her.
- Sophia's other cousin, Nicole "Niki" Lucia, owns Danceology in San Diego. This is also her old dance studio.
- Sophia accepts fan mail at: Sophia Lucia; PO Box 503385; San Diego, CA 92128
To view the gallery for Sophia Lucia, click here.
- Official website
- Twitter page
- YouTube channel
- Facebook page
- Instagram account
- YouTube videos found under "Sophia Lucia" (large selection, most or all of the dancer in question)
- Google Images for Sophia Lucia of Dance Moms
- dancershalloffame.com page for Sophia Lucia
- bloc talent agency page for Sophia Lucia, with professional photographs, and selection of embedded youtube videos
- Sophia Lucia Wiki a separate Wikia site
- Tumblr microblogs tagged "Sophia Lucia"
- Sophia Lucia at the Internet Movie Database
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://content.blocagency.com/la/artist-content/kids/sophia-lucia/resume/Sophia%20Lucia%20-%20Resume.pdf
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MsSophiaLucia/status/268965162344644610
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sophia-Lucia/485702891461899?sk=info
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1be5PUsFvC8
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://www.dancershalloffame.com/minis/sohpia-lucia
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bT756ywafU
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MsSophiaLucia/status/291387980738854913
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqr-aQwoV8I#t=1m50s
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqr-aQwoV8I#t=2m40s
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZxdP90fKTY
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqr-aQwoV8I#t=6m0s
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqr-aQwoV8I#t=5m15s
- ↑ http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/poway/poway--year-old-dancer-eyes-world-record-for-pirouettes/article_38994fde-1378-51f4-ab9c-5988ef3e9cf7.html
- ↑ http://sandiegodancecentre.com/?page_id=27
- ↑ http://sophia-lucia.com/bio.php
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2305655/
- ↑ http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ilj7MdyWkik
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMTJNkwCBkg
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1M1OXI0i1k
- ↑ http://www.danceology.biz/instructors/niki-lucia-2/
- ↑ http://dancedancerddr.tumblr.com/post/44491000352/wait-does-im-confused-does-sophias-cousin-own-more
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqr-aQwoV8I#t=8m20s also see text provided with video; although San Diego zip code text differs from Sophia's audio, the former given as 92150.
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