Sidney Ramsey (she/her) grew up in South Carolina, where she began her dance training in a variety of styles. Upon graduating high school, she attended the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and was the school’s first student to double major, completing a degree in Health and the Human Sciences in addition to a BFA in Dance. Her passion for dance stems from its union of the mind and body, and she hopes to continue exploring the possibilities of intertwining dance and scientific research as she begins her professional career. During her time at USC Kaufman, Sidney had the opportunity to learn and perform works by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Barak Marshall, Ohad Naharin, and Paul Taylor. With an interest in holistic health, she simultaneously conducted research studies into how dance training affects one’s quality of life. Long-term, Sidney plans to explore how rigorous dance training impacts aging, using her dual degree to uncover how dancers can sustain longer performance careers. Sidney could not be more excited to be joining Ballet BC as an Emerging Artist for the upcoming 2021/22 season!