about zoe

Zoe Sophia is an actress, artist & writer born in Bern, Switzerland in 1997. She spent her early years in Pennsylvania discovering her love for performing before moving to NYC at the age of 8 to pursue her ballet career. Zoe is also the subject of the beloved NY Times bestselling Zoe Sophia children's books. She attended the School of American Ballet and performed with the New York City Ballet for 5 years while attending the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She gave up ballet at age 14 due to extreme scoliosis, for which she had corrective surgeries at ages 15 & 19. She attended State College Area High School before being accepted at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in the UK on the acting course, where she pursued her A-levels in Drama, English & Film, graduating in 2015. From 2016-2019, Zoe attended the New School for Drama in NYC, pursuing a BFA in Acting. She graduated from the New School's Eugene College of Liberal Arts in 2O2O with a BA in Film Studies and a minor in Screenwriting, while also focusing on animation at Parsons. Since the pandemic, Zoe has traveled outside of NYC, making stops in Pennsylvania, Texas & Florida working freelance jobs & growing her portfolio. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, FL with her miniature dachshund, Esmé.