Sofia Streisand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and started working in theatre at the age of 14. She worked in virtually every element of backstage work at the start of her career, which developed quickly, and by age 25 she had already produced and directed a number of theatrical productions in some prominent Russian theaters. She then accepted a position to head the Production Department at the Mikhailovksy Opera theatre, the second biggest opera house in St. Petersburg. At the same time Sofia has become well-known as one of the most enterprising directors of festive events and Gala concerts in St Petersburg.
In 2014 she had the honor to direct the Gala-concert dedicated to the 250th Anniversary of the State Hermitage museum (featuring Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov and Barbara Frittoli among others). It has since been broadcast internationally on Channel Mezzo. Throughout her versatile career Streisand has interned and worked internationally in some of the most prominent theatrical venues including the Metropolitan Opera (NY), the LA Opera, the Komische Oper (Germany), the Mariinsky theatre (Russia) and has assisted directors like Willy Decker, Phelim McDermott, Martha Domingo, Ivo van Hove, Jonathan Kent, Graham Vick and many others.
Streisand directed the bestselling musical "Master and Margarita" in St. Petersburg as well as many other successful shows.
After having moved to Los Angeles she discovered a new passion for film-making. She received 2 diplomas of excellency (Producing and Directing) at UCLA. Her film "The Gift of the Magi" (written, produced and directed by Streisand in 2018) received immediate attention by the creative community and has already won several awards. Sofia is a member of AGMA, Alliance of Women Directors and Women In Film.
In her free time Sofia produces and directs festive and theatrical events of all kinds and scale.