Sonia Cuvelier Walsh began an interest in theatre as a youth in Cedar Falls, Iowa. As a part of the gifted program at her elementary school, she was afforded the opportunity to attend college classes geared toward children’s theatre at the University of Northern Iowa. After a successful high school theatre run, she later became a Theatre major at UNI and in turn, worked with those same children as a college student. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts: Acting emphasis in 1994 along with training in ballet, tap, jazz, voice and movement. In addition, she added a heavy rotation of both costuming and design coursework as well as youth theatre education.
Sonia spent her immediate post college years raising a family but remaining active in theatre whenever and wherever possible. She is a past President and board member of Carroll Community Theatre, the highlight of which was directing “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.
Sonia has had agency representation in both the Des Moines and Omaha markets, doing acting and modeling work for the past fourteen years, including national campaign advertising and feature films. She spent two seasons as the co-host of “Metro Woman” on ABC. She also travels extensively to New York to research the latest happenings with the Broadway scene, taking classes, and staying current with what is going on in theatre trends and education.
Sonia is well connected with dozens of talented folks in television, film, and theatre…many of whom have Iowa roots. Sonia knows that children with a passion for theatre can carry that with them for the rest of their lives. She has been proud to coach and mentor many Carroll-area theatre students over the past years and watch their theatre path unfold in venues across the country.