"I am constantly reminded of my time in the Sidney Dance Company and all the important life skills that I gained from my time as a dancer. In my profession as a kindergarten teacher the experiences I had as a young student are not always available to the students in my class. I make it my personal goal to celebrate the arts with my stuents and to teach them lessons through creativity. My hope for each student is that they might find a passion as strong and life-long as the one I found at a young age behind a ballet barre."
-Rebecca (Welsh) Striet 2003, former SDC member and current supporter