Sydney Ekanayake-Lin was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from NYU with a BS in Early Childhood and Special Education, Spanish, and Dance. She is a former student of Encore Academy of Dance and was a member of the competition team for six years.
Sydney spent two summers training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ Comprehensive Dance Intensive with a focus in Contemporary and attended the Commercial Dance Intensive at UNCSA for another summer. Sydney has performed with KT Collective and EVIDENCE dance companies and is currently on NYU’s competitive ballroom team. Sydney loves that she’s back teaching and choreographing with her Encore family!