My name is Sophia Van Haastrecht, 8, and I live in Oakville, Ontario. I dance at Canadian Dance Company.
Can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started dancing at the age of 4. I became a competitive dancer and gymnast.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think that Dance and Acro can be hard at times. You definitely have to keep training and working on your skills on a daily basis to get better.
How do you conquer negative talk?
I always try not to listen to what is said around me and focus on the journey ahead.
What is your favorite quote?
"Dream Big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey." - Urijah Faber
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I would love to get into acting.