Sydney Diamond grew up as a dancer and performing artist in Pittsburgh, PA. Alongside training at her local dance studio, she attended Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, where she furthered her studies in dance, choreography and theatre. She has also trained with Point Park University and The Joffrey Ballet School through summer intensives. Sydney recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with her BFA in dance. She has worked with choreographers such as Bobbi Jene Smith, Sidra Bell, Gary Jeter, Curt Haworth, Jesse Zaritt, Anne White, Theresa Ruth Howard, and others.
What is your favorite charity?
SameYou! It is a charity started by actress Emilia Clarke after suffering through a brain hemorrhage, that works to help increase and improve brain injury recovery support. As a person, who has a neurological disorder and has suffered through brain injury, this charity is very near and dear to my heart!
Why you love to teach?
Dance has always been a source of joy and passion in my life and I love sharing that experience with the next generation. I always aim to create a positive and fun learning environment that fosters creativity and kindness amongst dancers.
Who is the person who inspired/inspires you to dance?
My mom! She was my first dance teacher and continues to be my biggest supporter!
What is your favorite dance accomplishment to date?
Getting to work with Bobbi Jene Smith on two new works! Gaga is one of my favorite dance styles and working with her really enhanced how I tell a story through movement.
Do you have a pet, if yes- tell us about it/them?
I have a very large cat named Cheeks! He weighs 17 pounds and is longer than my torso, but he loves to cuddle and requires constant attention!
What is your biggest fear conquered? If not conquered yet, what scares you the most?
My biggest fear is not fulfilling my dreams. I tend to set really big goals for myself and sometimes fear I won’t succeed, but I’ve learned life doesn’t always turn out the way you planned and everything happens for a reason! Dreams change, but as long as I always put in the work to achieve them, I know I can’t fail.