Sophia was born in Germany where she competed as a gymnast before starting her dance training at the Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance in Munich at the age of 19. She moved to London after graduating in 2009. In the UK she has worked with companies such as Gwyn Emberton, Fleur Darkin Company, Vex Dance Theatre, Recoil Performance Group from Denmark, Pair Dance, and ACE dance and music (with choreographers José Agudo and Vincent Mantsoe). She worked on a research period with choreographer Emma Martin (United Fall) in 2015. She assisted and danced for choreographers Amir Hosseinpour and Jonathan Lunn in several dance and opera productions (Royal Opera House, London, Welsh National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Salzburg Festival and Vlaamse Opera). At the moment she is working with the Geneva-based company Alias.