Trainee since 2016
Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Intensive 2005-10
Grand Rapids Ballet School 2003-13
Lydia began her ballet training at the early age of 2-1/2 and at 6 asked to join the Grand Rapids Ballet School. She moved up through all levels, became a Jr. Trainee and joined the Junior Company. At the age of 16, Lydia moved to New York City to train under François Perron at the French Academie of Ballet on a merit scholarship, while finishing high school online. In 2015, she became a trainee at the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago.