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Sydney Jones

competition DIRECTOR


Sydney Jones, originally from Westmont, is a dancer,  choreographer, and educator. She began her training at the  Center for Dance under the direction of Jan Forster. As a  part of their competition company for six years, she  earned multiple awards including Third Runner-Up to  Miss IDC at the International Dance Challenge Nationals  in 2013. She attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts  for high school where she worked with teachers and  choreographers such as Randy Duncan, Nick Pupillo, and  Lizzie Mackenzie. She graduated magna cum laude with  her Bachelor of Fine Arts in jazz dance from Point Park  University, where she worked with choreographers  including Aszure Barton, Kiesha Lalama, and Colleen  Hooper. After graduation, she joined South Chicago  Dance Theater and was thrilled to work with Kia Smith,  Monique Haley, Crystal Michelle Perkins, August Tye,  and others. This year, she is excited to join Inaside  Chicago Dance, and will also be setting a piece on the  company. Previously, she has choreographed for New  Dances 2020 with Thodos Dance Chicago and  DanceWorks Chicago, and Simantikos Dance Chicago’s  Choreo Kick-Off Performance. Additionally, she teaches  and choreographs for many Chicagoland studios,  including competition teams. She is thrilled to be  returning as a teacher and Competition Coordinator for  Dance on Broadway’s third season!

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