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She Likes to Move It, MOVE IT

Old Fish overcomes adversity and performs at the world's largest dance convention, MOVE IT.
Sophia Adzoa-Moore - Face of MOVE IT 2024
Sophia Adzoa-Moore - Face of MOVE IT 2024

MOVE IT Dance Convention is the largest of its type in the world, bringing together over 32,000 dancers, students, teachers, and professionals, together celebrating their shared love of dance and the world of performance across a weekend. Committed to providing a platform to showcase and cultivate talent, regardless of age, ability, or background, MOVE IT’s Main Stage performers have included students from Bird College, hip-hop group Flawless and Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Layton Williams.

This year, Old Fish Sophia Adzoa-Moore (2011-2018), was selected as one of the Faces of MOVE IT 2024, as well as being a Main Stage Headliner and teacher!

 

  

 

Currently in her final year at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA), Sophia is a musical theatre student living with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, and she hasn’t let her reduced mobility interfere with doing what she loves. She dances using her crutches with each movement, inspiring others along the way.

Sophia performed in a musical theatre medley with PPA on the MOVE IT Main Stage on Saturday 16 March before her Headline performance on the Sunday. Her Headline performance, which she choreographed and led, featured some of her closest friends from PPA. Sophia said, “Performing on the Main Stage in front of so many people, on crutches, was just magical.”

 

 

 

In addition to her performance, Sophia also taught a sold-out jazz dance class to a group of dancers whose ages spanned over 40 years.

It was one of the most wonderful experiences I’ve had, and it was incredible to show that dancers come in all different forms.

It was a fantastic weekend full of joy, support, and collaboration. Sophia even met up with some Old Fishes and supported current New Hall students in their performances on the Main Stage.

Sophia began her journey in the performing arts at a young age and was even cast as part of the children’s ensemble in the West End production of Billy Elliot in 2010. Whilst at New Hall, Sophia was an enthusiastic member of both the Dance and Drama Departments, starring in multiple dance shows and even as Nancy in the 2014 production of Oliver! (below)

 

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