Artist Bio

Sonia Dawkins

(Bio as of June 2014)

Sonia Dawkins is the founder and artistic director of Sonia Dawkins|Prism Dance Theatre. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts and received a master’s in dance from SUNY Brockport. Ms. Dawkins has been a faculty member at Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. She has also been a guest choreographer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School and North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Dawkins has performed extensively with choreographers and companies in the United States and the Caribbean. Some of her national and international choreography credits include Seattle Repertory Theatre (Pullman Porter Blues, The Breach, The Three Musketeers, The Brother Size), Pacific Northwest Ballet and School, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School, Jones-Haywood Dance School, Seattle Theater Group’s Dance This, Bulgaria Dance Festival, Mexico International Festival and Broadway Bound (God Lives in Glass, 13, Bye Bye Birdie) and many other ballets. She won a 2011 Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Choreography for The Brother Size and was nominated for a Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Choreography for Pullman Porter Blues.