Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee

Seoul, Korea

Principal Dancer

Born in Seoul, Korea, Sophia Lee trained in Langley, BC before being accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. Upon graduation, Lee spent a year in the School’s Aspirant program before being promoted directly into the Corps de Ballet in 2011. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2015.

Most recently, Lee performed leading roles including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Annie in Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Juliet in Romeo + Juliet, and Clara in Nutcracker. Her repertoire also includes Nathalie (Moulin Rouge – The Ballet), Moira (The Handmaid’s Tale), Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty), and the lead role in Carmina Burana. She was selected by Twyla Tharp to dance the role of the Queen of the Underworld in Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin, and has had roles created for her, including Svengali’s First in Mark Godden’s Svengali, as well as a solo set to Hallelujah in Jorden Morris’ The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen.

When she’s not dancing, Lee enjoys drawing and painting.


Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division

Place of Birth

South Korea