Sophie trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris winning the Prize of the CNSMDP Mention Bien. Prior to this, she trained at the
Between 2002 and 2003, Sophie was a member of The Junior Ballet Classique du Conservatoire de Paris and performed in Balanchine’s Agon, North’s Figures Courantes, Bombana’s Petite Suite en Noir and Fonte’s Everyday Incarnation.
Sophie joined Scottish Ballet in Winter 2004, and was promoted to Coryphée in July 2011. She has appeared in Page’s The Nutcracker (Dame Mouserink, Bad Snowflake), Cinderella (Stepmother and Stepsister), Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse, Red Riding Hood, Lucinda), Pennies From Heaven, Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Alice (Mock Turtle, Tweedledee), Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Episodes, Agon and Rubies, Ashton’s Façade, Spink's Petrushka, Petronio’s Ride the Beast, Brown’s For M.G.: The Movie, Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet (Juliet’s Friend), Alston's Carmen (Mercedes), MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella) and Martin Lawrance’s Run For It.
Pennies from Heaven rehearsal broadcast featuring Sophie.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 2012
.Aberdeen Evening Express, 03 May 2012 - Blanche's sister Stella, played by Sophie Laplane, gave a gut-wrenching performance as the once-loving sibling who chooses to side with the father of her child instead of Blanche. Laplane's brilliantly disturbing reunion with brutal husband Stanley - just after her pregnant character has fled his drunken beating - combined an easily overlooked psychological strength with her exhausted emotional and physical strength.
.Inverness Courier, 01 February 2011 – The meaty roles of the nasty trio fell to Eve Mutso as the Stepmother and Kara McLaughlin and Sophie Laplane as the stepsisters. They tackled them with obvious relish, mugging in almost pantomime style at the audience and pulling off the deliberately gauche aspects of their choreography in fine style.
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY 2008-2009
.Dance Expression, February 2009 – Highlights are definitely the delightfully snappy duet of Sophie Laplane’s Red Riding Hood and Paul Liburd’s Romanian Prince
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY 2007-2008
.Observer, 16 December 2007 – Carabosse (Limor Ziv) and her two mutant daughters (Louisa Hassell and Sophie Laplane) steal the show. Ziv is a dead ringer for Amy Winehouse, hair included, and Hassell and Laplane evince a creepy sexiness.