Meet Soloist

Jacob Sofer

Introducing Jacob

Jacob Sofer was born in Israel and moved to Melbourne at the age of five. He studied at the National Theatre Ballet School and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School before attending The Australian Ballet School. After graduating Jacob joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2003, where he danced the role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet both in New Zealand and during the 2004 UK tour. He also danced the role of Franz in Coppélia and several main parts in contemporary seasons. Jacob joined The Australian Ballet at the beginning of 2005 and was promoted to soloist in 2011. 

repertoire highlights

Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze 2014
Pas de cinq in Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc 2014
Clara’s Partner and Trepak in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 2014
Lead Gypsy in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote 2013
Dancing Master and Lead Oriental in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella 2013
The Photographer in Graeme Murphy’s The Silver Rose 2009
The Professor in Alexei Ratmansky’s Scuola di ballo 2009
Stephen Baynes’ Constant Variants 2007 

You may not know

Jacob and his partner Peggy recently designed a range of dancewear for The Australian Ballet.