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Sophie Bortolussi

Director - Choreographer - Performer - Teacher



Sophie Bortolussi


Sophie is a French choreographer, performer and director based between New York City and London. She is the co-director and choreographer of Wilderness production “The Day Shall Declare It”, for which she was nominated for a 2015 Ovation Award for best Choreography. She recently performed in "Angel Reapers", a theater dance piece, choreographed and directed by Martha Clarke and written by Alfred Uhry at the Signature Theatre. Angel Reapers won the 2016 Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience. She movement directed and choreographed “Red Eye to Havre De Grace”, a production from Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental at New York Theater Workshop in NYC, and was Martha Clarke's choreographer assistant for “The Threepenny Opera” at the Atlantic Theater in NYC. She is also the artistic associate of New York-based dance theater company Nu Dance Theater and co-artistic director of the short dance film “Dorian C.”  


Sophie played the lead role of Wendy in Punchdrunk's latest critically acclaimed production "The drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable" at the National Theater in London. Her performance was nominated for the 2013 UK Broadway World Award for "Best leading actress in a new production of a play” together with Helen Mirren, Kristin Scott Thomas and Natalie Chancellor. She also played the role of Lady Macbeth in Punchdrunk's production "Sleep No More" for which she was awarded the 2011 World Falstaff Award for "Best Principal Performance". 


Sophie also worked on multiple projects with Martha Clarke, including "Angel Reapers" "The Threepenny Opera", "Garden of Earthly Delights", "Kaos" and was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Drastic Action and AMDaT.


Sophie is a 2015 graduate from the School Of Body Mind Centering® as a Somatic Movement Educator and also has a degree in Philosophy from Paris 8 University, France. She recently became a guest faculty member at Royal Central School of Speech and drama as a movement tutor. 


Thanks to a grant for choreographic studies from the French Ministry Of Culture and Communication and a full scholarship from The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Sophie moved to NYC in 2002 and trained at the Martha Graham Dance School of Contemporary Dance and Movement Research.

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