Sydney (@sydi11) is not the only one living her dreams right now.
Her BFF, Lauren Luteran (@laurenluteran) of Orlando, is a contemporary dancer who appeared on the show last week.
Like Sydney, Lauren has also had to overcome adversity. She suffers from cystic fibrosis, which is an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system.
Through it all, Lauren has found a fulfilling outlet in dance. Both she and Sydney have conditions that would hamper anyone else, but the two of them found a way to rise through dance. That’s something they have in common, and something that helped them understand each other.
And now, they both are embarking on a special and surreal journey… together.
Lauren, I want to offer my congratulations to you and wish you the best of luck at the Academy. Like Sydney, you are extraordinary, as well. You are bright light whose fire has been felt by everyone who has seen you dance. That fire will never be extinguished. You know I will be rooting for you. 💜
Oh, and by the way… YES! AMEN! And HALLELUJAH!
#SYTYCD #dancer #dancefam
And off to the Academy i go!!! What a dream it was to be on this stage and sharing my story with so many! It’s a feeling like no other. No matter the personal struggles i face with my health, i am eternally grateful for this opportunity that i have been dreaming about for as long as i can remember. Thankful for every person who has gotten me to this point and instill the fight in me to continue being the person little me would be so proud of.
Choreo inspired by the one and only @traviswall ✨ Now, can i get a YES, AMEN, AND A HALLELUJAH!!!! 🙌🏼🖤 #cfdancer #breatheeasy #sytycdseason16 #cysticfibrosisawareness