Promoted to Soloist in 2018 and First Soloist in 2019
Sofie Bertolini began her dance training at age four at the Austin Dance Academy and continued her early training at Ballet Austin, where she was awarded two merit scholarships. As a student she performed with the Youth Ballet Theatre and Austin Dance Ensemble under Arletta Howard Logan, and found her love for performing in front of big audiences at age 17 as Clara in Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker. She attended intensives at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet, and was a Ballet Austin trainee for their 09/10 season.
Since joining Ballet San Antonio, Bertolini has performed many principal roles, including Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle in Giselle, Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker, and in various original works. She has also enjoyed performing such roles as Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Lucy in Dracula, a Cygnet in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake; along with featured roles in Gerald Arpino’s Confetti, George Balanchine’s Rubies and Donizetti Variations, and Dominic Walsh’s The Whistling.
Bertolini is looking forward to her first season as a first soloist with Ballet San Antonio.