MEET the STAFF MONDAY: Sydney Henderson grew up at Ann Parsley School of Dance starting with her first creative movement class when she was three. Shortly after, she began #dancing with the @macombballet , performing first in Un Encuentro. Sydney has supplemented her classes at #AnnParsleySchoolofDance with additional training: the American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Chicago and on scholarship with the Ruth S. Shur Carolina Ballet Company. She has also trained and performed at the Youth America Grand Prix in Pittsburgh 2014 and Chicago 2015, where she performed the Odalisque Variation from Le Corsaire and the Kitri Variation from Don Quixote. She studied at Arts Academy in the Woods and has attended master classes with Samantha Shelton, Meg Paul, Michael Vernon, Kristin Sudeikis and Ashley Bouder. Her training and determination helped her achieve lead roles in Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Snow White and Alice in Wonderland. Sydney has completed her #Cecchetti Council of America Student Certification Exams Levels I-VI along with her teacher Grade I Exam. In the fall of 2015, she attended Wayne State University as a BFA major in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance as a talent scholarship recipient. She was also a member of their #dance company, Company One. Sydney is honored to be a member of the #APSD faculty.