Justice Dance Project was created in 2012 by Sophie Evenden-Murchie. Sophie has been involved in dance and the creative arts for over 20 years.Trained in the Cecchetti method of classical ballet as well as the Sonshine Ballet Syllabus, she has a strong foundation in classical ballet technique of which she has been a teacher since 2005.
Locally, Sophie has choreographed numerous flashmobs, dances and workshops for Domestic Violence Prevention Month, World Mental Health Day, Child Protection Week and the National Day of Thanksgiving. She has choreographed dances that brings awareness to the evil of human trafficking and child prostitution. Since 2010 she has supported the work of Destiny Rescue by visiting their many international projects and teaching dance. She also ministers through prophetic dance and has facilitated many prophetic dance workshops on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Between 2010 and 2012 Sophie had opportunities to travel overseas to numerous countries impacting both herself and the people she worked with. It was then, as she taught, danced and ministered to the poorest of the poor in India, Cambodia, Zambia and Thailand that a dream began to emerge and take shape. This dream was to use the creative arts especially dance as a voice for social justice (particularly human trafficking and child exploitation).To see dance reclaimed and lives restored. This dream is now being outworked through Justice Dance Project.
In 2014 Sophie started her own dance school on the Sunshine Coast , Justice Dance Project - School of Creativity to train and inspire dancers to use their creative gifts and talents to change their world. She is particularly passionate about teaching tweens to adults.
In 2015 Sophie took her first dance company Justice Dance Theatre to perform and tour Cambodia bringing a message of hope, renewal and that Life matters.
Justice Dance Theatre now travel to Cambodia annually as well as other Asian nations performing and facilitating dance workshops.