Sonia Synkowski comes to Baltimore via Illinois and New York. Growing up in the Midwest, Sonia attended Millikin University in Illinois graduating summa cum lade with her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education and a double minor in Dance and German. Sonia then headed to New York to complete her M.F.A. in Choreography/Performance from SUNY Brockport. While in Baltimore, Sonia has worked with Helen Hayes, Daniel Burkholder, Tommy Parlon, Vincent Thomas, and Adrienne Clancy. Independently, Sonia co-produced and choreographed Between the Numbers in November 2007 and Singing the Body Electric in January 2009 at the Creative Alliance. Sonia was the 2007 inaugural recipient of the Mark Ryder Choreography Grant from the Howard County Arts Council. Currently, Sonia serves as the dance resource teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools where she collaborates with the seventeen dance educators currently in the county. This is Sonia’s eleventh season with The Collective and eighth season as a Co-Director. Sonia would like to thank her husband, Lee and her two young daughters, Akira and Sloane, for their love and support.

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