Born in Wellington, 2017’s Todd scholar Sophie Arbuckle started ballet at the age of six with Paula Hunt Dance. In 2014, she commenced full time training at the New Zealand School of Dance, graduating in 2016 with the Todd Scholarship.
Highlights have been travelling to Europe with the RNZB in 2015, performing in Giselle in the UK and Italy, and re-joining the company for its New Zealand Giselle tour in 2016. She also took part in a student exchange programme with Canada’s National Ballet School in 2015.
Sophie’s repertoire includes George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Helgi Tomasson’s Meistens Mozart.