Sydney Mersch was born and is being raised with her sister Madeline in Alameda, CA where she is currently in the 5th grade at Amelia Earhart Elementary School. Sydney started acting at the young age of 5 when the school offered the play The Wizard of Oz as an after school activity. Sydney played the very important role of the guard at the gates of Oz. Her love for acting has grown stronger and stronger each year and she has now performed in 8 more plays with the local acting group Tomorrow Youth Repertory productions including Sherlock Holmes, Seussical, Hansel and Gretel, Aladdin, Willy Wonka, Snow White as Prince Charming, and most recently The Hobbit as Gollum. With each performance she has garnered larger roles, often times as a comedic character. Sydney takes singing lessons to continue to compete for lead roles or solos, and is a very dedicated young lady when it comes to improving her craft. When she’s not acting, Sydney enjoys playing soccer for the Alameda Islanders, singing to her favorite songs on the radio, biking with her friends, or playing board games with family.