Sonya is a multidisciplinary artist and activist raised by two moms in Albany, New York. Committed to using the arts to expand empathy, her approach to art and activism is informed by the principals of Disability Justice and her lived experience as a queer and Disabled woman. First drawn to live theatre as a child, her artistic practice now spans across dance, writing, and film. At the age of 17, Sonya released a full length documentary entitled The Souls of Our Feet. Her writing has been published in anthologies, featured in various theatre productions, as well as on blogs, most notably Where She Stands. Fortunate to have studied and crafted dance in Boston, New York, and Denver, she choreographed and produced This Body’s Heart, a six piece contemporary dance production, in 2020. Sonya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management from Purchase College, SUNY, where she was influential in reforming fire evacuation policy for students with physical disabilities. Additionally, she has worked with COLAGE, a national organization for people with LGBTQ+ parents, in various capacities since 2009. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Dance For All Bodies, and was recently featured in American Theatre's Role Call. Happiest when creating work and building community, Sonya dreams of and strives for a more equitable, accessible, artistically daring world.