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Future of Ballroom - Sydney Baloue - CTSJ The Matrix - The Ballroom Series
CTSJ's the Matrix - The Ballroom Series
co-sponsored with GWSS & MAC

Future of Ball Room with Sydney Baloue

Speaker Bio:
Sydney Baloue is a writer, producer, performer and archivist who conducts oral histories of New York City’s ballroom scene. He currently works as Co-EP/Writer on HBOMax’s ballroom competition reality series, Legendary and his writing has been featured in The New York Times, Vice, and them. He made history as the first transgender man to win a voguing category at The Latex Ball in 2019, he is a proud member of the House of Xtravaganza and he is currently working on a book on the history and evolution of New York City's Ballroom Scene. In 2020 he was listed on Condé Nast’s “Now List” on them.

As a Black and South Asian transgender man with roots in Trinidad and Tobago and Chicago, IL, Sydney is grateful for his global experiences as they have give greater dimension to his worldview. After completing a DAAD Fellowship in Berlin and a dual-degree masters at the Paris Institute for Political Studies and the London School of Economics, Sydney left his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 to work in film and television as a way to share stories and connect people across continents, cultures and time. As someone rooted in diaspora and interested in traversing its intersecting lines, Sydney is excited to find and foster compelling narratives, which give space for the beauty and complexity of different life perspectives. A voracious traveler who is fluent in French and speaks German, writing is the through-line of all his work.

Apr 8, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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