Sophie Martin

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Sophie Martin
Sophie Christine Martin

December 1984
Cherbourg, France

Sophie Martin (born 1984) is a French ballerina and a principal dancer with the Scottish Ballet.

Early life[edit]

Sophie Martin was born in Cherbourg, France. As a teenager she moved to Paris and started her vocational training at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.[1]


Martin joined the Scottish Ballet in 2003 under the directorship of Ashley Page. She was promoted to coryphée in 2005, soloist in 2006 and principal in 2008.[2] In 2014 she performed at the XX Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and at the Ryder Cup Gala Concert in Glasgow. [3][4][5]


  • The Herald Scottish Culture Awards, Outstanding Dance Performer 2019[6]
  • Sunday Herald Culture Awards, Best Dance Performer 2016[7][8]
  • Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards, Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) 2011[9]
  • Number 20 in The List magazine’s Hot 100 poll of influential figures in Scottish culture in December 2008[10]


  1. ^ Rizzuto, Rachel (20 May 2015). "What My Teacher Taught Me: Scottish Ballet's Sophie Martin" – via Dance Teacher.
  2. ^ "Sophie Martin - Scottish Ballet". Scottish Ballet.
  3. ^ Clark, Sarah (20 January 2017). "Meet The Stars Of Scotland's Performing Arts" – via VisitScotland.
  4. ^ Didcock, Barry (3 April 2016). "Sophie's choice: Scottish Ballet's star dancer on tackling David Dawson's new Swan Lake" – via The Sunday Herald.
  5. ^ "Ryder Cup teams welcomed to Scotland with Gala Concert".
  6. ^ "Scotland's best talent celebrates the latest Herald Culture Awards". 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Sophie Martin wins Best Dance Performer at inaugural Culture Awards - Scottish Ballet". Scottish Ballet.
  8. ^ " - Connecting People Through News".
  9. ^ "The 12th National Dance Awards - The Critics' Circle". 23 January 2012.
  10. ^ "The Hot 100 2008". 11 December 2008.