Eliana Sofia

Nationalities: Canadian and American

Languages: English (native speaker); French (fluent); German (intermediate); Danish (intermediate); Spanish (basic); Hebrew (basic)

Education

2017: BA in Indigenous and Western Art History and Visual Arts at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2014-2015: Exchange student at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-2012: Exchange Student at l’Université Stendhal Grenoble III, Grenoble, France

2011-2012: Student at l'Atelier de Peinture, Grenoble, France (class in Oil Painting)

2010: Student at Laney College, Oakland, CA, USA (class in Drawing and Composition)

Visual Arts Group Exhibitions

2018: Haihatus International 2018 Group Exhibition, Joutsa, Finland

2016: "Re:Exhibition" Undergraduate Student Exhibition at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2015: "READ Books Printed Matter Student Exhibition and Sale" at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Solo exhibitions and events

2018: "Rise and Fall/ Nousu ja lasku" Solo Exhibition at the Kemijärvi Artist Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland

2018: Artist's talk and Presentation for the International ResArtis Meeting 2018, Kemijärvi Artist Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland

Collections

2016: Permanent Collection of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2015: Permanent Collection of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2014: Permanent Collection of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Residencies

2019 (upcoming): Pilotenkueche International Art Program, Leipzig, Germany

2018: Kemijärvi Artist Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland

2018: Haihatus Artist Residency, Joutsa, Finland

Press

2018: Koti-Lappi, Vol. 7 No. 26, East Lapland, Finland

Award/Funding

2018: BC Arts Council Early Career Development Program Award

Circus Performance

2014-2018: Performed independently and with various professional circus companies around Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2016: Included in the casting database of Cavalia Inc.

2014-2015: Member of the Professional Artists Copenhagen Association in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2007-2011: Member of Splash Circus and Circus Spire Youth Performance Troupe in Oakland, USA.

Select Productions and Corporate Circus Performances

2018: Whistler Blackcomb Foundation (Whistler, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2017: Vancouver Convention Centre (Vancouver, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2017: I Love Circus Cabaret Vol. II: In.Fusion (Vancouver, Canada)

2016: Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, Canada) with CircusWest Performing Arts Society

2016: River Rock Casino Resort (Richmond, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2015: Quirques III: A Night of New and Questionable Circus (Vancouver, Canada)

2014: Whistler Blackcomb Foundation (Whistler, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2013: River Rock Casino Resort (Richmond, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2011: SubPi (Oakland, USA) at Kinetic Arts Center

Circus Coaching

2018- Present: IVA Berlin, Berlin, Germany (guest and workshop instructor)

2016-2018: CircusWest Performing Arts Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada (aerials, handstands, and acrobatics instructor; Main adult trapeze and hoop instructor Fall 2017-Spring-2018)

2017-2018: Boswell Dance Studio, New Westminster, BC, Canada (acro-dance instructor)

2017-2018: Vancouver Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada (acro-dance instructor)

2017-2018: Tantra Fitness, Vancouver, BC, Canada (aerial instructor)

2010-2018: Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland, CA, USA (general circus coach with a focus on trapeze)

Music

Training: Classically trained mezzo-soprano vocalist with specialization in Early Music (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and folk music. 

Solo performance: Soloist at recitals, theatrical performances, weddings, and corporate events.
2017-2018: Singer of folk-fusion band Transient; performing throughout Vancouver, BC

Licenses and certifications

Emergency First Aid— Community Care (Issued by St. John Ambulance; Expires November 2019)

Level B CPR (Issued by St. John Ambulance in November 2016)