Sophie  Papadopoulos

Teacher, Coach, Actor, Producer , Director

Drawing from Toronto, Canada -  Sophie is an Actor, an Acting Teacher and Coach, and in the recent years a Producer and Director presently living in Athens. 


Theater I In 2018, Sophie Directed and Produced Allen Barton’s play “Years to the Day”, translated into Greek and performed at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens for two consecutive seasons, whereby it was greatly received by theater critics and audience members. During the same time, she was an instructor in the very   successful second edition of the Laboratory of Young Theatrical Writers (Enthesy), which was held at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation with the sponsorship support of the National Bank.

Acting  | Sophie is an enthusiast of the dramatic arts, with extensive experience in theater and film.  Sophie received  her dramatic arts training at the Toronto School of Drama and she has performed in various theatrical and film productions with an extensive repertoire. She is the Founder of IWA Actors Studio in Los Angeles  and Athens, which services the needs of actors, for excellence in professional development and artistic growth, and boasts extensive networking in the global entertainment industry. IWA is exclusively affiliated with the Beverly Hills Playhouse - LA’s most acclaimed acting venue - founded by the late Milton Katselas  who mentored Sophie in the coaching of actors.  She teaches the BHP technique at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens – Greece since 2011. 

In 2017, she played Doctor Eleni , a psychiatrist in the Canadian Comedy film “The Light Touch” Directed by Robert Maclean.  Currently at the film festivals.


Film | As a Film Producer she has worked on several projects focusing on business development, script commercialization and marketing communications, while she was a Jury Member in the London Greek Film Festival (LGFF) for 5 consecutive years (2009 – 2014). In  2013, she represented the Greek Film Center at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – “City to City” Program honoring Greek Directors. In 2008, she co-produced the American film "Emma Blue' while in 2015, she produced the Short  Film “Au Revoir”. . 

Life Coaching | As a Certified Life Coach, Sophie successfully employs acting techniques in the one-to-one coaching of corporate CEOs, and political Leaders with respect to self-management and empowerment techniques, as well as on the development of appropriate communication skills.  Member with the Association for Coaching.  Certified Healer / Chakra Technician. 

Corporate | In addition to her drama training, Sophie also received a degree in Marketing from York University and has more than 10 years’ professional experience as a Marketing executive; during which she worked for a major US-based Advertising company, and a  multinational Cosmetics group.

2010 - present

2010 - present