Dance Theatre of Harlem
Bermuda Civic Ballet
Born and raised in Bermuda, Sophia Cannonier was classically trained in the Russian style of ballet by Madam Patricia Gray, MBE. Upon relocating to New York City at aged 16, Cannonier joined Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem and toured the world, dancing many roles and learning from many cultures. She has performed for HRH the Queen of England and has danced as a backup ballerina for the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. Cannonier is the owner, founder, and director of Bermuda’s first Pilates studio, The Bermuda Integrated Health Co-operative Ltd and Lotus Mind Body Spirit Wellness and Birth Center. She is an excellent role model for living simply and fully and dancing to the beat of her own drum.