Sophia Salingaros grew up in San Antonio, Salingaros where she began ballet training at Ballet San Antonio Academy and the Saint Mary's Hall Dance Department, where she performed title roles in Swan Lake and Giselle. She attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet, and was awarded a full scholarship for summer study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. She has also been learning classical Indian dance for 12 years, and recently spent six weeks in India training and performing. Sophia joined CBC during her first semester at Columbia. She is currently a sophomore at Columbia College, studying Chemistry.