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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Sydney Ellen Rawlings

Sydney Ellen Rawlings danced with South Georgia Ballet for 15 years, graduating in 2017. In addition to South Georgia Ballet, she performed as a THS Red Hot and with the Thomasville City Schools Drama Department. Throughout this time, she attended the Governor’s Honors Program, and summer dance intensives at Florida State University and the University of South Carolina. After high school, she attended Kennesaw State University as a dance major with a focus in Ballet until she began working for Walt Disney World Entertainment. There, she portrayed various Disney characters in shows, parades, meet and greets, and media events. Due to the pandemic, she switched to a career in the film industry, working as an art department coordinator for movies such as Bandit, The System, Accidental Texan, and many more. She is thrilled to continue her passion of choreography and teaching to the next generation of South Georgia Ballet dancers, and is the choreographer for this year’s Peter and the Wolf production.