Sydney Baloue, HUSSLUP
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Sydney Baloue

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Director, Writer, Producer

Sydney Baloue Corporation

Bio

Sydney Baloue is a TV writer and producer, director, dancer, archivist and journalist and whose work on the ballroom community has been published in The New York Times, Vice and them. He is a proud member of the House of Xtravaganza and he was Co-Executive Producer on HBOMax’s competition show, LEGENDARY on Season 1 and 2. He also worked as a staff writer on HBO’s THE VANISHING HALF under Jeremy O. Harris and Aziza Barnes and he was a staff writer position on the CW’s TOM SWIFT. After living in Berlin, Paris, London and New York for 5 years, Sydney is excited to share his story of transition in a memoir/history hybrid book UNDENIABLE: A HISTORY OF VOGUING, BALLROOM AND HOW IT CHANGED MY LIFE (AND THE WORLD) (sold to Angela Ledgerwood at Sugar23 and Libby Burton at Crown) he’s writing about New York City’s ballroom history and his own history within it. Sydney’s accolades include being the recipient of the Martin Duberman Award at the New York Public Library in 2022-23 and being listed on Condé Nast’s Now List 2020 on them. He also was a 2020 Artist in Residency at The Laundromat Project and a 2020 Sokoloff Arts Fellow. In 2019, he made history as the first transgender man to win a voguing category at the biggest ball in New York City, The Latex Ball. In 2021 he made history as the first Black transgender man in the Writers Guild of America.

Professions

Director, Screenwriter, Writer/Director, Executive Producer, Producer

Projects

Feature, Film, Network, One-Hour, Podcast, Television, Streamer

Genres

Action, Comedy, Competition, Documentary, Drama, Dramedy, Historical, Musical, Non-Fiction, Reality, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Unscripted

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Affiliations

WGA Committee of Black Writers, WGA LGBTQ+ Writers Committee

Education

University of Pennsylvania, BA, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, MS

Locations

Los Angeles, New York

Other Skills

International Relations, Journalist

Passports

United States of America

Languages

English, French, German

Demographics

African American, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Gay, Gender Non-Conforming, Indian, Male Identifying, Pansexual, Queer, South Asian, Transgender

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