Tierney Sorensen is a dance artist, born and raised in New Jersey. She began her training at Jamie’s Dance Odyssey under the direction of Jamie Down. She also received private ballet training from Barbara Sandonato and Gabriella Yudenich, among others. Tierney trained with The Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia and was a member of the Koresh Youth Ensemble, directed by Melissa Rector. She is currently attending UNCSA, under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Brenda Daniels.
At UNCSA, she has performed works by Trish Casey, Natalie Desch, Sean Sullivan, Dawn Marie Bazemore, Merce Cunningham, Brenda Daniels, Paul Taylor and Martha Graham. She has 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. Tierney was 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, she has worked as a dance teacher since she was 14 years old and hopes to pass on how beautiful dance is to young dancers.
Along with being a Student Ambassador, Tierney has served as a Resident Assistant with UNCSA Residence Life for the last two years and is a Resident Manager for the Center Stage Apartments in the 2017-18 school year.
What is your favorite thing about being a student at UNCSA?
I love that I get to study my art all day. I can fully commit myself to my art while still getting a well-rounded education. I also love being surrounded by all kinds of creative people who inspire me daily. Being in this atmosphere pushes me to do my greatest work!
What are some of your favorite spots on campus or in the community?
The pathway between the library and the residence halls is my favorite because you get this whole view of campus and in the spring time it's all green and beautiful! You can also catch some spectacular sunsets from there.
What would your perfect day look like?
I would be sitting in a chair on the beach with no responsibilities, reading “Harry Potter.”