In person (in Los Angeles) or via FaceTime from anywhere!
My goal is to bring my knowledge and experience to young performers looking to gain performance skills, develop techniques, and find the fun and joy in auditioning. I earned a BA in Theatre from USC, where I worked with some of the finest professors in the country. I have been doing private audition and performance coaching for the last 10 years. I started performing at age 5 and am currently auditioning and performing in professional theatre and tv industry, which allows me to use my past and current experiences as teaching tools. The personal pride and confidence that comes from this work will manifest far beyond the world of performing!
With each student the goal is different. Here are some things we can work on:
-TELLING A STORY THROUGH A SONG
-AUDITIONING forTheatre, Film, and TV.
-COACHING on a role you have been cast in for Theatre, TV, or Film.
-Tools to build CONFIDENCE and OVERCOME AUDITION FEARS.
-PRIVATE TAP CLASS
"The astonishing transformation that my daughter has experienced, while training with Sydney, has led to a deepening of confidence that spreads throughout her daily life. At her auditions and at each performance, she is more present in the experience, fully embracing the songs she sing and embodying the movements and gestures. Along with her skill level, her pleasure and self-confidence continues to rise enormously.
Sydney Blair is amazing!!!!
-Bonnie Goldstein (Mom of Shira Goldstein- private coaching student)
DIRECTIONG & CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS
The Strasberg Institute
Rent, Strike Up The Band, Over The Rainbow, This Property Is Condemned, The Heid Chronicles, Little Women (The Play), Scene Nights.
Liza Monjauze Productions
Company, Rent, West Side Story, Rent, Tommy, Hair, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line.
Multiple short musicals (5-7 yr olds)
Walter Reed Middle School (North Hollywood, CA)
Bye Bye Birdie Overland Avenue Elementary School (5th Grade Drama) Footloose & Grease
Choreographer and teacher for anual dance concert
ROBOT, NINJA, & GAY GUY -"Musical Episode" Webseries
OUT OF MY HEAD Mechanicals Theatre Group
URINETOWN (Reviewed by StageScene LA) * USC Musical Theatre Repertory
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum USC TaketheStage
*StageSceneLA REVIEW of USCs Urinetown
"Some of the best choreography youre likely to see this or any year! Quite possibly the biggest star of the evening is Blairs sensational choreography, easily as exciting as any Ive seen in professional productions. Theres more dancing in Urinetown than in any musical this side of 42nd Street, and more stylistic variety than in any single show I can think oftributes to Fosse, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins, just to name a few, executed in energetic precision by these terrifically talented USC Trojans. No longer can a musical theater performer be just a singer or just a dancer, and these triple-threats prove just how much talent is out there."