dance

Jennifer Sydor

Jennifer Sydor, described as "dazzling" by The Boston Globe and "remarkable for her intense focus and vivid dramatic skill" by The New York Times, began her dance training at The Dayton Ballet School. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Butler University and is currently pursuing her MFA at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  In NYC, she has worked with choreographers such as John Carrafa, John Heginbotham, Jill Sigman, Stefanie Nelson, Nia Love, Janice Lancaster, Sharon Moore, Ben Asriel, Janessa Clark, to name a few. She has toured internationally as a dancer with the avant-garde performance troupe and electro pop band Fischerspooner, in collaboration with The Wooster Group. She has performed in Doug Elkins' Bessie Award-winning Fraulein Maria, as well as a featured performer in David Parker and The Bang Group's Nut/Cracked, for five seasons. Sydor is in her ninth season as a dancer with The Metropolitan Opera where she has worked with Tony Award-winning directors such as Mary Zimmerman, Michael Grandage, and Bartlett Sher. She has appeared in The Met Opera's Live in HD broadcasts worldwide, and on PBS's Great Performances in the operas Manon, Don Giovanni, Armida, Turandot and La Sonnambula. She currently works with Laura Peterson Choreography, Vanessa Walter's dance theater and film project, Ripening and Third Rail Projects immersive dance theater show, Then She Fell.