who is sid
From the streets of Melbourne to the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, Sid has become one of the most recognised faces in the Australian entertainment scene as an MC/presenter and dancer, on both stage and screen.
His uniquely infectious, joyous energy sees him transform any event into an unforgettable experience, whether speaking to a room of corporate professionals or bringing a stadium of spectators roaring to their feet! Most recently, Sid finished a two year contract as a resident MC for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games including hosting and performing the opening of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Buckingham Palace. In addition to this, he had a crucial role in the organisation of the most successful Mascot program in Games history.
Over the years Sid has hosted numerous events across the country including iconic dance industry nights Underground, the world famous, Hip Hop International, corporate functions and wedding receptions. His adventures as a performer have seen him entertain audiences from Mexico to Alaska, working with Nickelodeon for Norwegian Cruise Line.
In the world of dance, he first made a name for himself as one of the final 30 dancers in Australia’s debut season of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. His credits include touring with the international street dance sensation, BLAZE and directing Australian Hip Hop Championship winning crew, Collektive. He has performed alongside the likes of Avicii, Marvin Priest, Laidback Luke, Carl Cox and Timomatic, amongst others. His career highlights to date also include choreographing and performing the opening act for international RnB sensations Mario, Fabolous, Li’l Kim and 50 Cent as well as opening for Taylor Swift, on her RED tour, with Guy Sebastian.
Sid is a founding director of Freestyle Academy. He has helped create a program for schools and organisations that aims to educate people about the value of self-confidence and self-expression and innovation through improvisational art across sensory domains.
Aside from being a skilled dancer and an eloquent speaker, Sid is an enthusiastic drama teacher, a talented actor and an astute lawyer. With an infectious love for life, Sid hopes to inspire others to follow their passions, leading by example.