Sidney Edwards is an actress (AEA), singer, dancer, improv artist, and director based in Los Angeles, California. She has a BFA in Musical Theater from William Peace University, an MFA in Acting from the University of Louisville, and a graduate certificate in African American theatre from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
One of her proudest accomplishments is being awarded a Distinguished Actor award at the 2018 Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival for her thesis performance as Ida B. Wells in Miss Ida B. Wells (See Dissertation). Sidney was also honored to perform at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival in Kritsten Greenidge's Baltimore, directed by Nefertiti Burton. She was the recipient of the annual Warren Oates award for her outstanding work and promise as an MFA student.
Some of her favorite roles include Amneris in Karamu House's 2019 production of Aida, Sally Bowles in Cabaret (NC), and Squeak in The Color Purple (NC).
Sidney is passionate about arts education and has worked as a teaching artist for Cleveland Play House and the legendary Karamu House Theater. Sidney has served as Theater Faculty at Baldwin Wallace and The University of Louisville, where she was the Director of the African American Theater Program.