Similar to the American icon, Syndee Winters was born in the Empire State, New York. As a young girl, she traveled to Miami, Fl with her father to begin a new life. It was there that the bite by the performance bug began. She began performing in high school plays; beginning her career as a professional dancer at age 18. She relocated back to New York to ultimately pursue her dream of performing. Graduate of Five Towns College, Ms. Winters' Broadway credits include: Pippin (Leading Player u/s), Motown the Musical (Mary Wells), and The Lion King (Nala) in which she received an Ovation Award nomination.
When asked, Why Lena? Why now? Syndee Winters replied passionately, "Why NOT Lena?! She was one of the first Pop Stars of all-time. She was featured on many films,records and graced many stages. She paved ways for artists of color, (like myself) to follow in her footsteps, and ultimately experiencing many obstacles so performers today wouldn't have to.
Ms. Horne was also an activist for the progression of people of color in our nation, primarily in the entertainment industry. I want my generation and generations to come to know and remember this passionate woman and he contribution to American life.