Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sydney Hitchell found her love of dance at a young age. When her family relocated to New Albany, Ohio, in 2013, she furthered her training at the New Albany Ballet Company in the Pre-Professional Division. Continuing her career in the arts, she attended The Hartt School Dance Division at the University of Hartford under the direction of Stephen Pier. Sydney graduated magna cum ladue in May 2021 with her BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Performing Arts Management. Her favorite opportunities at Hartt include: performing Martha Graham’s Chronicle, performing a Cunningham MinEvent featuring his Masterworks of BIPED and Pond Way, learning Lar Lubovitch’s Something About Night, and participating in the Island Moving Company Summer Intensives. Sydney is thrilled to join Island Moving Company this season as a Trainee.