My life has been consumed with all forms of dance.
I trained extensively in classical ballet and contemporary dance in the UK.
Since migrating to Australia I have merged this lived knowledge into my varied
arts practice.


More recently I have been inspired to incorporate my embodiment of dance into my research, films and photography. I am fascinated by the genre of long time exposure photography and how the viewer is taken on a visual journey of discovery through dance movement. I am not interested in capturing the pure accuracy of the movement but the actual moment of motion. The process is haptic – one never knows what imagery will occur.



Sonia York-Pryce is currently a PhD Candidate, Ageism and the Mature Dancer, at Qld College of Art, Griffith University. She holds a Bachelor of Digital Media (Hons), QCA Griffith University & a Bachelor of Visual Arts, SCU, Lismore, NSW, majoring in 3D Bronze. Her close relationship with Ballet & Contemporary Dance has drifted into her arts practice, featuring in her photography, short films, printmaking, silver-smithing and Bronze. She studied ballet and contemporary dance extensively in the UK.

black & white photo of sonia as a child doing ballet in the garden