Sophie de Vries | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sophie de Vries


2016 - 2018 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching
2006 - 2010 Amsterdam School of the Arts, Bachelor in Theatre in Education


Movement Experience on the MA Movement

2017 Placement on the MA Advanced Theatre Practice, mentored by Ayse Tashkiran, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. This placement involved a series of workshops created around different themes: Space, Rhythm, Weight and Shape. With these themes we worked on the movement fundamentals as well as creative exploration.

Other Movement Experience 

2017 Teacher and developer - Creating a Dance and Theater Curriculum - Mocca, Primary school de Punt (Hanke Sjamsoedin (NL)

2016 Co Director - Sporen in de Sneeuw - Jeugdtheater Hofplein Rotterdam - Hofplein Theater (Hanke Sjamsoedin (NL)

2015 Co Director - Muscovado Tour - Burntout Theatre - Theatre 503 (Clemmie Reynolds (GB)

2014 Co Director - 10 HOOG - Jeugdtheaterschool Zuidoost - Bijlmerparktheater (Hanke Sjamsoedin & Margriet Brosens (NL)

2014 Assistant Director with focus on Movement - Muscovado - Burntout Theatre - Holy Trinity (Clemmie Reynolds (GB)

2013 Placement as Assistant - Ceci n’est pas Noire - Vocab Dance Company - Sadlers Wells (Alesandra Seutin (GB)

2012 Workshop leader - costume project - Amsterdam School of the Arts - Amsterdam School of the Arts Amsterdam (NL)

2011 Deviser and actress - ‘t Gevogelte - MC Theatre (Amsterdam (NL)

2009 Physical theatre teacher in educational projects - Theatergroep DOX - Utrecht (NL)

2009 Dance Teacher working with young kids - Stichting Muzikaal Kabaal - Amsterdam (NL)


Best piece at “Regatta 2014” a youth theatre festival in Deventer with “10 HOOG”. A project with 16 youngsters for the “Jeugdtheaterschool Zuidoost” Co Director with Hanke Sjamsoedin and Margriet Brosens (NL).


Trained as a theatre teacher. Making theatre with young people. Workshops in connecting theatre and scenography. Leading Philosophical conversation with youngsters (certificate from Wonder Why) Languages: Dutch and English.


Sophie de Vries is originally from the Netherlands. When growing up in Amsterdam she spent a lot of her free time undertaking physical activities such as ballet, other dance styles and speed skating. As a young girl she developed a love for art and joined a youth theatre group. This is where her love for the performing arts started. 

In 2010 she graduated from the “Academie voor Theater en Dans” in Amsterdam as a multidisciplinary theatre maker and teacher. After graduating she worked as a theatre maker and teacher and became specialized in theatre projects with and for young people. In her work she developed a passion for working with movement and this passion developed when she started collaborating with dance teacher and choreographer Hanke Sjamsoedin. 

In 2012 she moved to London and started working as an assistant and “out side eye” for professional dance artists. She also started working as a Co Director on a professional production. Because of her love for movement and moving bodies in space, she decided to pursue her masters in Movement Directing and Teaching. In her work as a movement director she finds it extremely important to involve the actors in the process of developing their work. Another important aspect of her work is the use of imagery and visuals and her love for scenography.