Sofia Saari began her ballet training at the BalletMet Dance Academy at age 11. Shortly after, Saari was awarded a full merit scholarship as a pre-professional with BalletMet. She has attended summer programs on full scholarship including Orlando Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Ballet West. In 2012 Saari received the silver medal at the Youth American Grand Prix Indianapolis regional. Sofia danced with Columbus Dance Theatre from 2013-2015. In May 2015, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Otterbein University. She is excited to be a part of Cincinnati Ballet Second Company this season!