Born in London, UK, Sonya Carey’s family immigrated to Jamaica and then to Canada. During her high school years, she developed a love for theatre that blossomed at the tertiary level. At the University of Guelph, Ontario, she majored in Drama and began to shape her career as a technical artist focusing on lighting and sound. After moving to Los Angeles, California, USA, and taking a personal interest in animation, she landed her first job, as a compositor on the Ren and Stimpy show. Within just a few years, the paperless 2D animation technology exploded and Nelvana, Toronto’s Premiere Animation studio announced its new 2D digital division. Sonya took that opportunity to return to Toronto and was hired in the composting department. Now, after 25 years of experience in the animation industry as an artist and Producer, Sonya is sharing her knowledge through teaching.