About Sonsherée Giles

Sonsherée Giles
Photo by Carly Hoopes.

Sonsherée Giles is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and costume designer.

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend Mills College and received her MFA in performance and choreography.

Sonsherée enjoys making dances based on observations of animals, landscapes, art history, and daily life experiences. She has taught contemporary dance in public school systems, institutions, dance festivals and universities.

She has toured and performed for audiences throughout the world including the United States, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Russia, Scotland and Canada.

This Sweet Nothing was formed by Sonsherée as a container for her dance art and has been generously supported by Zellerbach Family Foundation, CLOROX Company Foundation, CA$H grant, and East Bay Fund for Individual Artists. In 2012, she directed and produced her first evening length dance theatre piece ‘Was It A Dream I Loved’.

Sonsherée has received an Isadora Duncan Award for ensemble performance of ‘To Color Me Different’, choreographed by Alex Ketley. In 2010 she was honored to receive a Homer Avila Award for Excellence in the field of integrated dance.

From 2005-2015 she was a performer, teacher, and Associate Director with AXIS Dance Company. Currently, Sonsherée is creating new work that will be premiered 2015-2016, as well as dancing in projects with Lizz Roman & Dancers, AmyLewis/Push Up Something Hidden, Nancy Karp & Dancers, and Flyaway Productions.

She has also been a guest performing-artist, with Rodney Bell, on Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’ in 2011.