Sonia D. Pina (she/her) is the Program and Production Manager for World Arts West, producers of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Whether it is on a stage or a film set, as both a Producer and Director, Sonia strives to create the best possible environment for artists to showcase their work. As a graduate of Ex’pression College with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Sound Arts, she began her professional career as an Audio Engineer, and quickly grew her skills to work as a Stage Manager, Film Director, and Event Producer.
In addition to her role at World Arts West, Sonia has produced the CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music, is the co-founder of MIJIS Productions, a media company producing creative works with artists from around the world, and has been part of the SFJAZZ and Brava Theater teams. Sonia, is the Musical Director for Batala San Francisco, and a dancer with Māhealani Uchiyama’s Hālau KaUa Tuahine.