Sydney Jo Miller, 23, of Wilmington, North Carolina was a Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ cruise ship Ovation of the Seas dancer, born on the Fourth of July at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia in 1994. Miller died on September 13, 2017 while the cruise ship was in Japan.
Sydney attended Codington Elementary, Myrtle Grove Middle, and Hoggard High Schools in New Hanover County. She completed high school early, and graduated in December of 2011 from Keystone High School in Pennsylvania to pursue her dance career.
Sydney was an accomplished dancer and performer. Just as she lived her life, her peers can recall she always danced “full out” and gave it her all. Her funny “performance” faces brought joy to anyone who watched her rehearse or dance on stage.
During her training in Wilmington she studied dance and was signed at the young age of 17 by Clear Talent Agency in Los Angeles, and was then a “Vegas Week” semifinalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” at the age of 18. She was a fierce competitor and performer, competing in numerous competitions, national dance conventions, and spent a summer studying formal ballet with the American Ballet Theater.
Her love of performing has taken Sydney around the world, performing as a professional dancer and aerialist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ cruise ship Ovation of the Seas. Miller performed as part of the Pixels in 270 cast prior to her death. She was on the Great Wall of China a few days before her death on September 11, then arrived at Kumamoto, Japan September 10, 2017.
See video celebrating her life on the Cruise Bruise Blog.
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