Sonya Nikiforova

Sonya Nikiforova

Actor, director and editor in Saint Petersburg, Russia

About Sonya

Sofia Nikiforova (born August 21, 1988) is a theatre actress and film director from Saint-Petersburg. After stydying Russian Literature at the Saint-Petersburg State University, she’s been accepted into the Saint-Petersburg Theatre Academy. In 2014 she became an actress of the new «young troup» of Lensovet’s Saint-Petersburg Academic Theatre, headed by Yuriy Butusov.
During the period from 2014 to 2017, the Lensovet Studio got a lot of popularity and awards because of their performances. Sofia plays Helena Weigel in «Cabaret Brecht» (musical by texts of B. Brecht and songs by K.Weil; directed by Y. Butusov, 2014), the Fox in «The Wonderful Adventures of Nils» (M. Romanova, 2015), Henryk in «Wedding» (by the same play of V. Gombrovich; directed by B. Koc, 2016), Elena in «The Sheakspeare’s Room» (by the «Midsummer Night’s Dream» of W. Shakespeare; directed by Y. Butusov, 2016) and many others. For three years, Sofia played about 20 plays.
In 2015 she studied the Filmmaking at NYFA (Florence) and started to experiment with video in her theatre works. The last two years Sofia creates her first documentaries.


Name: Sonya Nikiforova

Lives in: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Occupation: Actor, Director and Editor

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