Congratulations to our promoted dancers!

Sydney Dolan


Meet Sydney

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Sydney Dolan started her ballet training at age three in North Carolina. She has been a finalist in the World Ballet Competition (2012 to 2016) as well as the Youth America Grand Prix (2014 to 2016). In 2016, Sydney also received bronze medals from the World Ballet Competition as well as the Youth America Grand Prix – Tampa, where she performed Le Corsaire’s Medora and the Diana and Acteon variation as a part of the Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow: YAGP Gala.

Sydney joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a member of PBII for our 2016/2017 season and was promoted to apprentice for 2017/2018. She has performed with the company in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Angel Corella’s Le Corsaire, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Prior to Pennsylvania Ballet, Sydney performed nationally and internationally in ballets that include Victor Gsovsky’s Grand Pas Classique in Sarasota and the lead role in Paquita in Japan. Most recently she performed the La Esmerelda variation for the 10th Anniversary World Ballet Competition Professional Gala in Orlando, FL.


“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels—that’s creative living.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic)


Sydney learned to knit in kindergarten and still loves to do it in her spare time. Before performances she knits to keep herself calm and centered!


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