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First Year of College Wrapup

During my first year at Barnard College, I’ve performed, worked on, and written productions for Columbia University Players, Kings Crown Shakespeare Troupe, NOMADS (New and Original Material Authored and Directed by Students). I also just closed my first show with the Theatre Department at Barnard: The Penelopiad.

This summer I will be doing an internship for a media company that creates content for kids with learning disabilities, combining my passion for the arts and for early childhood education.


Dear Visitors,

My name is Sydney Gerlach and after growing up in California, I am now based in New York City where I am a student at Barnard College of Columbia University and pursuing degrees in Theatre and Education Studies.

I’ve been performing for over a decade on both the East and West Coasts.  My passion for performance first bloomed when after my first dance recital at the age of three, I excitedly asked my parents if I could “do it again” about 30 seconds after walking off stage.

Over the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege to work with a wide range of talented teachers and artists and be a part of a diverse range of productions and projects.  In addition, I have consistently worked to hone my performance skills in a variety of settings including various theatre and dance companies in Southern California, the Acting Workshop at The Bishops’ School of La Jolla where I attended high school, a summer intensive theatre program at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and as part of the prestigious Cherubs Program at Northwestern University. Most recently, I participated in an acting intensive at Columbia University’s Paris campus.

Whether I am on stage playing a lead role for a full house or delivering a monologue for an audition, my passion for performance has never wavered.  I continue to seek out new and exciting opportunities to develop my craft and connect with artists who share my love of performing and telling stories.

Thank you very much for visiting my website and taking the time to learn a little bit more about me.  I would be honored and privileged to share my passion for performance as part of whatever artistic or commercial project you may be looking to cast.  I look forward to hearing from you.