Sophia Treanor


Sophia Treanor is a director, performer, and educator based in New York City. Sophia’s live performance work has been seen in private and public spaces, theatres, and galleries, including the Living Theater, the Gene Frankel Theater, the Center for Performance Research, CAVE, the Glasshouse, Triskelion Arts, and Dixon Place. Sophia worked with Mary Overlie, originator of the Six Viewpoints, as a student, teaching assistant, dancer, and close companion throughout the United States, Europe, and China from 2011 until Overlie’s death in June of 2020. Sophia served as a primary reader for the Viewpoints book, Standing in Space: The Six Viewpoints Theory and Practice, and led the physical training of Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints classes from 2014-2020, teaching Jean Hamilton Floor Barre Technique at Vienna’s ImPulsTanz, Switzerland’s Scuola Teatro Dimitri, Rose Bruford College, Teatro Vertico in Spain, Toneelacadamie Maastricht and Shanghai Theatre Academy. Sophia assistant directed and performed in Brain to Brain: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Mary Overlie presented by Movement Research and Dancespace at Saint Mark’s Church. Sophia also performed alongside Overlie at Fool's Fury in San Francisco for the 2016 book launch of Overlie's Standing in Space, and The Bunny Tail Range at the Basin, Montana Artists Refuge in 2012. Currently, Sophia teaches internationally, is a faculty member of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, co-curates the Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theater, is co-directing a documentary in production about Mary Overlie, is a founder of the Mary Overlie Legacy Project and steward of the Six Viewpoints Institute. In her research, Sophia yearns to listen to and illuminate the infinite exchange between environment, perception, and consciousness. Her practice centres reconnection with body and land in service of the liberation of our many possible futures. 


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