Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir


Sigríður Soffía studied dance at JSB-Jazz and classical ballet at Klassíski Listdansskólinn from 1997. Before she had done gymnastics for 2 years at Ármann. She was the first cycle of a new dance department of the Arts Academy of Iceland and graduated in 2009 after having done an exchange in Ecole superior des arts de Cirque in Bruxelles Belgium.

Sigríður started dancing with Shalala (company of Erna Ómarsdóttir) in 2009 joining them in the production of “Teach us to outgrow our madness” The piece premiered in the Antipode-festival in Brest and has been touring since, in France, Belgium Holland, UK, Italy, Iceland and many more.

She is a part of the Bristol Ninja Cava Crew, DF-Krummi and a part of the choreographic duo of Sigga og Snædís. In 2010 Sigríður choreographed the piece “Colorblind” for the Polish Dance Company Silesian Dance Theater. The piece premiered in Bytom Poland and was also performed in Reykjavík Iceland and Warsaw.

Last production Sigríður joined the Icelandic dance company in Transaquainia- Into thin air. Now making a new piece for the ID that premieres in the City Theater on the 4th of March. Sigríður received the Prologos-grant of the National Theater for the creation of “White for decay.”

In the spring of 2008 she made the dance short-film Uniform Sierra that won “Best film” in Actefestival in Bilbao Spain and received the peoples choice award in Reykjavík short film festival. Since then the film has been shown in festivals in Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Norway, and Sweden.  Uniform Sierra was selected as a part of the Australian Biennial Reel Dance festival. In the summer of 2010 the film was screened all major cities in Australia and New Zealand.

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