Sonia has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of four, when she began her dancing career in Brisbane. Specializing in Ballroom and Latin American dancing, Sonia has represented Australia at the Amateur British Ballroom Championships and was the Australian Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue Professional Champion.
Film: Her talent as one of the country’s foremost dancers, saw Sonia land the coveted role of Tina Sparkle in the hugely successful Australian movie, Strictly Ballroom. While on set, Sonia helped teach cast members how to dance. Her skills as a dance instructor have also been utilised by NIDA where Sonia taught for more than four years.
TV: Sonia continued to remain in the public eye after Strictly Ballroom; on television as well as in theatre. She was a huge hit as a reporter on Channel Nine’s revamped kids show, Wonder World and made several appearances in ABC-TV’s Three Men and A Baby Grand.
In 1997 after completing an Arts degree at Sydney’s University of Technology she joined Seven’s long running morning and news show 11AM as its entertainment reporter. She remained with the program for two years before moving to Today Tonight.