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?
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
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.♥️