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March 3, 2011: Working as assistant to choreographer Annie-B Parson on Dark Sisters, a new American opera by Nico Muhly & Stephen Karam for Gotham Chamber Opera. Dark Sisters will have it's world premiere in November 2011 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York. Click here for more info.

Jan. 2, 2011: Danced and sang in the Phish New Year's Eve concert last night at Madison Square Garden.
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Photo © and courtesy Phish

Oct. 1, 2010: At the Met gala with Brandi Norton and Bryn Terfel.
Read André Leon Talley: Night at the Opera in Vogue Daily.metgala
Photo © and courtesy Marty Sohl

Sept. 23, 2010: Will be appearing as a "Citizen" in the new Hal Hartley film, Meanwhile. We filmed it last Saturday.

July 6, 2010: Rehearsed (workshop)Sarah Ruhl's stage adaptation of Virgina Woolf's Orlando last week at New Dramatists. Playwright Sarah Ruhl, director Rebecca Taichman, choreographer Annie-B Parson, actress Cynthia Nixon in the title role among others.


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Sonja Kostich received her early dance training at Minnesota Dance Theatre under the direction of Loyce Houlton and performed at The Children’s Theatre and Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. She continued her dance studies at New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s School of Classical Ballet (ABT), a full scholarship school where she was one of seven girls. At sixteen she was invited by Mr. Baryshnikov to join American Ballet Theatre. She continued her professional dance career at San Francisco Ballet (where she was nominated for the Princess Grace Award), Zurich Ballet, and Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project. As a freelance artist she has most notably worked with Peter Sellars and Mark Morris, as a principal dancer in John Adams’ Nixon in China (English National Opera), Mozart's Idomeneo (Glyndebourne) and in Sellars' Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms for Esa Pekka Salonen's final concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Disney Hall). She also danced in David Byrne's 2009 concert tour at Radio City Music Hall. Her choreography credits include Sung Rno's play Masks for the Miryang Performing Arts Festival in Korea. Sonja is a certified ballet teacher by American Ballet Theatre and is an ABT affliate teacher. She has taught at ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in the Children’s Division, ABT's Young Dancer Summer Program, Mark Morris Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam and Peridance in New York, and at Harvard College. Sonja has contributed writing to Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit magazine and has worked as an assistant to the dance editor at Time Out New York magazine. In 2007 Sonja co-founded OtherShore, a modern dance company based in New York City. She currently co-directs and dances in the company which she dedicates to her mother and father.