Tierney Sorensen is a dancer, choreographer and teacher born and raised in New Jersey. She began her training at Jamie’s Dance Odyssey under the direction of Jamie Down where she also received private ballet training from Barbara Sandonato and Gabriella Yudenich. Sorensen also trained with The Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia and was a member of the Koresh Youth Ensemble, directed by Melissa Rector. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Brenda Daniels, where she received her BFA in Contemporary Dance in May of 2018.
At UNCSA, Tierney performed works by Trish Casey, Natalie Desch, Sean Sullivan, Dawn Marie Bazemore, Merce Cunningham, Brenda Daniels, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Aszure Barton, Robyn Mineko Williams, and Shen Wei. She attended Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter and Summer Intensives and American Dance Festival’s Summer intensive, where she performed excerpts from Shen Wei’s RE: III, staged by Sara Procopio. Sorensen was also selected to attend the Kyoto International Dance Workshop Festival in Kyoto, Japan where she took classes with artists from all over the world. In addition to her dance training, Sorensen has worked as a dance teacher since she was 14 years old and hopes to pursue teaching along with performing professionally.
Currently, Tierney is working with Lincoln Center Education as a Kenan Fellow and is excited to also work with Gibney as a Center Intern!