Sydney Donovan is a proud graduate of the University of The Arts. In May of 2019, she received her BFA in dance under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Sydney started dancing at the of age two in New Jersey and then moved her training to Philadelphia by becoming a member of the Koresh Youth Ensemble at age thirteen. Sydney has studied The Franklin Method under the mentorship of Shannon Murphy for the past eight years. She has also studied the movement language of Gaga under Batsheva Dance Company at the first ever program at Jacob’s Pillow led by Bret Easterling and Ohad Naharin, as well as at the company’s home studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. While in Israel she studied with Noa Wertheim and Vertigo Dance Company in their Eco-Village. Sydney has trained in the United States with Gallim Dance Company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Koresh Dance Company, Or Schraiber, Troy Ogilive, Elia Mrak, Alexandra Wells, Ami Shulman, and Saar Harari. She has performed works by Bobbi Jene Smith, Milton Meyers, Sidra Bell, Paul Matteson, Zoe Scolfield, Doug Varone, Jesse Zaritt, Asya Zlatina, Roni Koresh, Melissa Rector, and Evalina Wallis Carbonell. Sydney has performed with the Philadelphia Opera in Turandot under the direction of Renaud Doucet. She is currently working on projects with Lilach Orenstein, Paul Matteson, Indigo Sparks, Yoshito Sakuraba, The Philadelphia Opera, along with Hillary Pearson and her company “Wear your Feelings”.