Q&A With American Ballerina Sydney Reed

I had the opportunity recently to ask Sydney Reed some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Sydney is a fantastic dancer, she takes to the stage with incredible grace and elegance. Her love for ballet is amazing. Below are her responses.

Q1: When did you start ballet?

When I was 3

Q2: Where do you currently dance?

Academy of Russian Ballet

Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?

4 years

Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?

Grishko Miracles

Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?

My mom signed me up for ballet when I was little and I’ve loved it ever since

Q6: What is your favourite variation?

Giselle Peasant pas Variation

Q7: What company would you love to work for?

My dream company is the Royal Ballet

Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?

Yes, my summer intensive (Joffery Colorado Springs) back in 2019

Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.

Skylar Brandt, and Autumn Klein

Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Never stop trying to improve

Q11: Advise you’d give a young version of yourself?

Don’t ever stop trying even if you’re tired

Q12: Best thing about being a ballerina?

Being on stage and getting to preform and make people happy

Q13: Hardest thing about being a ballerina?

Technique, and learning to correct your mistakes

Q14: It seems like such hard work, did you ever have days growing up where you were like “ugh maybe I’ll just pick an easier career so I can be like a normal teenager”?

Of course, everyone does, but you think about why you’re doing it and remember that you love what you’re doing. Sometimes you have to push through the tough times to remember that it’s all worth it in the end

Q15: Classical or romantic tutu?


Q16: Have you ever suffered a serious injury?

I have had so knee injuries and ankle problems, but nothing I’ve ever had to be out a long time for

Q17: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?

I love to travel and hike with my amazing mother.♥️

Categories: Ballet

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