Bonanza Jellyfish

a.k.a. Sydney Torin Shepherd


Bonanza Jellyfish is the badass cello-wielding songbird of the group, equal parts sweet chirper and brazen crower.

Her alter-ego, Sydney Shepherd, has been seen on many a stage and screen. Most recently, she originated the role of Lyla Novacek in the world premiere of August Rush, a stage musical based on the film of the same name directed by the OG actor/musician director, John Doyle. She was in the original Broadway cast of First Date and originated the role of Agnes/Gretchen in Jasper In Deadland at the 5th Avenue Theatre as well as the world premiere cast recording. She plays the lead role of Melanie in the indie feature film Groove and Sally Nash in the video game Red Dead Redemption II. In addition to causing a ruckus with bandits, she’s also been seen celloing and singing with Christopher Sears, playing cello for The Moth, and making noise in various other bands and orchestra pits ‘round NYC. In addition to cello, she’s picked up the banjo, guitar, piano, lap dulcimer, celtic harp,and electric ukulele. BFA Acting UNCSA Drama.