Sofia Baeta was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and moved to the US to pursue her dance education at age 17 to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduation with a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2019, Sofia relocated to NYC as a recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (LCE). She has performed works from Martha Graham, Merce Cunnigham, Ton Simons, Austin McCornick, Charles Czarny, Douglas Dunn, Brenda Daniels, Mari Meade, and Juel Lane among others. Her repertoire also includes highlighted roles in classical works such as La Bayadère and The Nutcracker. Her self-choreographed solo, In the eyes of others, was performed at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in 2019. Sofia is also a teaching artist and has taught for organizations such as LCE, Dancing Classrooms, and WR ARTS. Sofia is currently working at National Dance Institute and Helen Simoneau Danse and is excited to be joining DanceAction for this project.