Sydney grew up in the small town of Ashland, Ohio. She began dancing in preschool and trained at Opus II Dance Studio under Hellie Schussler and Sarah Cyders until she was 17. Sydney then moved to Tennessee to dance as a trainee with Nashville Ballet for three years. There she worked with Paul Vasterling, Victoria Simon, Nick Mullikin, and more. Spending her summers at Kansas City Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Fort Wayne Ballet, she has performed excerpts from ballets such as Swan Lake, La Bayadere, and La Sylphide. Sydney is excited for her first season with Fort Wayne Ballet.