Sydney Keir
Actor, Dancer
“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.”>- Oprah Winfrey

Sydney Keir started her formal training in Toronto, Ontario at Canada’s National Ballet School and Karpov Ballet Academy. She later relocated to New York, where she attended the Ailey Fordham BFA Program, a joint program between Fordham University and the Ailey School, where she completed a double major in Dance and Communications/Media Studies.

She has performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Canadian Opera Company, Ardani Arts Management, National Ballet of Canada, Nathaniel Hunt Dance Project, Boston Dance Theater, Cadence Contemporary Ballet, Karpov Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Awaken Dance Theater and Buglisi Dance Theatre.

Sydney was also an original cast member of the international touring show Isadora featuring Natalia Osipova, produced by Ardani Arts Management. Recently, she made her debut with the Canadian Opera Company in Robert Wilson’s Turandot.

As a choreographer, Sydney has set multiple contemporary ballet works on students of the Ailey school. She has also choreographed musicals such as The Drowsy Chaperone, Seussical, Wizard of Oz and Shrek the Musical for local theater companies.

Sydney has trained extensively in ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, acrobatics, singing and acting with fundamental training in the Horton, Graham and Lìmon modern dance techniques. As a dancer, choreographer and teacher, Sydney hopes to continue to push the envelope of dance in Canada.