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Sophie Ernst Mintz

Sophie Ernst Mintz is a dance artist and writer. Born in Boston, she grew up in Claremont, CA and Chapel Hill, NC, with childhood stints in India and Pakistan. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in dance and writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She has recently finished a novel, Shalimar Gardens, inspired by her experiences studying kathak dance in Pakistan as a child.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Cappuccino
  2. My journal
  3. Dark chocolate
  4. My grandmother’s watch
  5. Orchids on the windowsill
  6. Lavender mineral bath salts
  7. Spanish fino sherry
  8. My newest pair of flamenco shoes – bottle green leather
  9. “Zodiac Suite” by Mary Lou Williams
  10. Lap cuddles from my pandemic sibling kitties