Knicks City Dancers

Syndee Winters can currently be seen as the female (Angelica, Eliza, Peggy/Maria) standby in the Broadway production of Hamilton. She made her Broadway debut in 2012 as Nala in Lion King and also appeared in Motown the Musical and Pippin. Before Broadway, Syndee was a dancer for the New York Knicks City Dancers and a professional musician and rapper.

Syndee has worked on songs with Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, and Grandmaster Flash. She wrote and performed for songs which appeared on The Bridge by Grandmaster Flash. She is also a writer; most recently, Syndee wrote and performed her one-woman show, LENA about the life of Lena Horne.

Like much of the Hamilton cast, Syndee is an outspoken civil rights activist and feminist. She participated in the Women’s March on NY. She also has a passion for teaching.

Syndee’s newest single, Focus:



Colin Jost imagines the complex document-signing process in order to become a Knicks City Dancer:

“Now, on page 11, we just need one initial. Could be first or last name. Middle is fine, too. No confirmation names. ‘L.’ Well chosen.

All right, now, on the bottom of page 15, I just need a letter that’s not your initial. Could be any letter. Cyrillic alphabet is fine. Not encouraged, but accepted. Ooh, I see you’ve written ‘L’ again. Unfortunately, that is one of your initials. Remember? From page 11? So go ahead and cross that out, initial the change, then write in a non-initial next to it.”

Illustration by Nishant Choksi.