Sonja Maria Schwaiger (Austria / USA, 1995) began her classical ballet training at the Tiroler Ballettschule, St.Johann in Tirol, in 2001. Starting in 2007 she continued her education also at the Kitzbüheler Tanzverein, in various styles, such as Modern, Contemporary (Jazz), (Lyrical/Funky) Jazz, (Contact)Improvisation and Hip Hop.
During these years she became a member of two dance companies, DanzUp and Spirit of Dance, with which she performed in many shows throughout Europe (Italy, Germany, Coratia, Austria). In 2013 Sonja was accepted to three dance schools in New York City (Alvin Ailey School of Dance, Broadway Dance Center and Peridance).
She attended the BDC 6month Training Program, as well as the 6week Summer Intensive of the Ailey School and took classes at many other facilities in NYC. She was fortunate to work with teachers/ choreographers such as Jorge Vazquez, Derek Mitchell, Chaz Buzan, Tracie Stanfield, Michelle Barber, Brice Mousset, Wes Veldink, Karen Savage, Ryan Daniel Beck and many more.Returning in 2014 she has since been working in the productions of Spirit of Dance, as well as working as a dance instructor at the Kitzbüheler Tanzverein. In addition she will be attending the Professional OCDP Workshop (Michele Oliva, Francesca Dario) in Venice from 2015 / 2016.
Sonja Maria Schwaiger
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