Sophie Merry gained fame as a Youtube phenomenon in 2007 when her first dance vid unexpectedly went viral. It’s clear to see why: her endearing stage presence & unique dancing style is what makes her videos so enduring, and still impressive and fun to watch today--- even after numerous repeat viewings. There is an organic and vivaciously spontaneous unchoreographed flowing stream-of-consciousness to her movements.
Also known online as Groovy Dancing Girl and Bandy Toaster, Sophie’s dance videos were among the first wave that showed and made Youtube as a venue for such a depth of content and creativity.
*image credit- Sophie Merry/ Celine O’Donnell*