Hi! I’m Sofiya


I used to dream about being a dancer, but was worried that I started too late. I used to feel pain and discomfort in my body and did not know why. I used to criticize myself very harshly about everything.

However, that is all in the past!

In the last 11 years, I learned to believe in myself. I learned that it is never late to start dancing/moving. I nurtured a very strong connection to my body, got rid of the discomfort and found the secret to feeling good in my own body. 

Now, I use my experiences to help others feel comfortable and confident in their skin, via dance, healthy movement and mindfulness.

Why I believe I can help you.

Here are some lessons that I learned along my journey. Overcoming these challenging makes me certain I can help you.

What do people say...

Eloi

Sofiya is as warm and welcoming as she is a woman powerhouse story! She keeps on widening her repertoire from day to day and that intensely manifests in what she brings to the table in her classes! She knows a lot and what she doesn't she'll learn for you to help you grow in any way she can.

Amelie

Sofiya has an incredible knowledge and can break it down and convey it wonderfully. She has the gift of explaining visually in a very clear way, for example showing the anatomy of the body through bones or offering pictorial imaginations. This understanding helps me tremendously to develop as a dancer.

Sonja

I've been dancing with Sofiya for a few years now and I have improved my dance noticeably. She has an amazing repertoire and style, I can only recommend her classes for both beginners and advanced dancers, especially for those who really seek to connect body and soul!

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Qualifications

Franklin Method® Beyond the Pelvic Floor

Franklin Method® Level 1 Trainer

Franklin Method® Fascia Trainer for the Lower Back

ESSENCE OF BELLYDANCE™ Teacher + Regular Yearly Retrainings

Intensive Training „Tanz als Beruf“ - Danceworks Berlin

MSc Chemistry from Freie Universität Berlin

BSc Chemistry from Jacobs University Bremen

6 years

of teaching experience

1500+ hours

of dance and movement classes

1000+ people

feeling better after my classes

Mentors & Teachers

Coco Berlin | Founder of ESSENCE OF BELLYDANCE™ and Pelvic Floor Integration™ method - Teacher Certification

Eric Franklin | Founder of the Franklin Method® – Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery® & Functional Anatomy - Teacher Certification

Piny Orchidaceae | Bellydance Fusion – Group & Private Mentorship, SpinyACE

Polina Shandarina | Bellydance Fusion – Intensive Classes

Olga Meos | Bellydance Fusion – Intensive Level 1, 2 and 3 graduate

J SMOOTH | Waving – PAVE THE WAVE Vol 2 - Intensive Course

Raffaella Galdi & Anna-Lise Marie Hearn | Contemporary & Improvisation

Miguel Cartagena & Özen Odag | Ballet

Veneta Gerganova | Contemporary Oriental Dance

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Dance Projects & Performances

Explore some of my latest works here. More you can see on  my YouTube channel or Instagram. 

La Femme

A contemporary oriental dance performance that celebrates strong women who have been through various hardships. It touches on social issues such as social prejudice and pressure, as well as more intimate ones like having a miscarriage and being in an abusive relationship. Directed & choreographed by Sofiya.

Anxiety

Body Isolation

A dance dedicated to one of the most common, yet undesired emotions - anxiety. How does our body feel, how do we behave when we are anxious? All of this is explored in this dance improvisation, and more.

"I'm worried because I worry."

Do you feel anxious watching this?

Time & Body Control 

Dance exploration on body and time control as part of a Bellydance Fusion competition. 

The project is half-choreographed, half-improvised.

A lot of the elements used here are taught in my Body Isolation class.

Alone

Emotions in Dance

Created during the 2020 lockdown, the performance presents the emotions of being separated from your loved ones and not knowing when and if you will ever see them again. 

Fear, anger, sadness, power, a mixture of emotions expressed through dance.

Metamorphosis

Body Isolation & Bellydance Fusion

This is a story of transformation. From a shyness and uncertainty to strength and power.

It explores the ways the body can move within the concept of emotions, dance and movement. 

Dance Projects & Performances

Explore some of my latest works here. More you can see on  my YouTube channel or Instagram. 

La Femme

A contemporary oriental dance performance that celebrates strong women who have been through various hardships. It touches on social issues such as social prejudice and pressure, as well as more intimate ones like having a miscarriage and being in an abusive relationship. Directed & choreographed by Sofiya.

Anxiety

Body Isolation

A dance dedicated to one of the most common, yet undesired emotions - anxiety. How does our body feel, how do we behave when we are anxious? All of this is explored in this dance improvisation, and more.

"I'm worried because I worry."

Do you feel anxious watching this?

Time & Body Control 

Dance exploration on body and time control as part of a Bellydance Fusion competition. 

The project is half-choreographed, half-improvised.

A lot of the elements used here are taught in my Body Isolation class.

Alone

Emotions in Dance

Created during the 2020 lockdown, the performance presents the emotions of being separated from your loved ones and not knowing when and if you will ever see them again. 

Fear, anger, sadness, power, a mixture of emotions expressed through dance.

Metamorphosis

Body Isolation & Bellydance Fusion

This is a story of transformation. From a shyness and uncertainty to strength and power.

It explores the ways the body can move within the concept of emotions, dance and movement.