Sydney Nagy has been an aerialist and contortionist with Pendulum Aerial Arts since the summer of 2013 where she graduated from the Professional Training Program. Prior to training in the circus arts, Sydney was a competitive rhythmic gymnast for seven years. She is a five-time Junior Olympics competitor and a four-time member of the National Future Stars team. Sydney made a conscious decision to stop competing in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics and transition into the performance-based discipline of aerial and contortion to embrace storytelling in her performance and convey emotion.

From Junior Olympic gymnast to circus artist

With aerial dance and contortion, she found a supportive, community-based environment where she could not only challenge her physical abilities, but also test her mental limits and freely express herself through innovative choreography.