‘Tiny Angel’ Sophie steps into big time with film dance role
AYOUNG performer has stepped into the limelight and landed three television and film roles.
Eleven-year-old Sophie Allan from Littleborough can be seen on TV in the latest John Lewis and Waitrose advert, has just recorded a tap routine for a film and has also completed a voiceover.
Wardle Academy pupil Sophie is a member of Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts, in Bacup, where she enjoys eight classes from Wednesday to Saturday.
She has been signed up to Tiny Angels model agency in London for a year and got her first big break in July when she was filmed playing the tenor horn in a mock school orchestra for the John Lewis department store and Waitrose advert - Bohemian Rhapsody.
Mum Rosie said: “The advert is currently on TV and there are a lot of children in the orchestra, but I managed to spot Sophie.
“She was then asked to perform a solo tap dance routine in a feature film being shot in London involving a famous actress.
It will be screened next year.
“Then she was asked to talk about being a Year 6 pupil for a voiceover for a Department of Education advert.”
Sophie plays tenor horn in Wardle’s junior band and she previously attended St Andrew’s CE School, Littleborough.
Rosie said Sophie’s main love was dancing but because she is already over five feet tall at age 11 she is often seen as too tall for roles.
She has been dancing since she was three and enjoys lessons in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre and Drama.
Sophie said: “It was really exciting and when I was doing the film because there were so many famous people who were just watching me and they all said that they really enjoyed my dancing.
“There was just me tap dancing on my own with a massive camera.
“I could see my feet dancing in the camera which did put me off a bit. I was asked to perform the ‘amazing routine’ I had done at my audition which has been choreographed by
Karen, my dance teacher at Dansworks.
“The John Lewis and Waitrose advert was really cool and it was just like being a part of a whole school orchestra with children from all over the country.”
Karen Roe, who is her teacher at Dansworks described Sophie as a beautiful and dedicated performer.
●●Sophie Allan, from Littleborough, has landed roles both in film and on television