Sonja started dancing at the age of 8. Her training has taken her through many different performance paths, from competing in Irish Step Dancing to performing in The Nutcracker. She considers herself fortunate to have trained under Cassie Begley and Janel Tomblin-Brown at Ohlone College, Ray Tadio, Cathleen McCarthy, and Wendy Diamond at San Francisco State University, as well as Ann Fisher, Sylvia Waters, Ana Marie Forsythe, and Kat Roman. Sonja holds a B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in Dance from San Francisco State University. Her time in Bliss has taught her that dance is a necessity for the soul. She is currently researching different options for furthering her academic and dance education.