Sophia New studied Philosophy and Literature with German at Sussex University (1993–997) and has an MA in Feminist Performance from Bristol University (1998). She is a co-founder of plan b with Daniel Belasco Rogers. Since 2002 they have made over 27 projects for different cities, festivals, and galleries. Their work is often site specific and includes performance, GPS, sound and video, dealing with issues around personal data and the everyday. She also has worked as a solo performer and video maker and had grants from Artsadmin, the Anglo German foundation in London and Isis Arts in Newcastle. As freelance performer she has worked with Antonia Baehr, Penelope Wehrli, Petra Sabish, Gob Squad, and Forced Entertainment. She has taught on performance courses in Gloucester University, Aberystwyth University and Das Arts in Amsterdam, as well as giving a courses on Urban Interventions with Daniel Belasco Rogers at the HafenCity University Hamburg, Leipzig University and Art school. She regularly teaches Live Art and Performance with Siegmar Zacharias at Folkwang University for the Arts. Sophia has been teaching at the HZT since 2012.