Syd Atlas was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Brown University and started acting and writing one-woman shows. In the mid-1990s, she moved to Berlin where she became an integral part of the city’s performance art scene and went on to make documentary films. Sara, her documentary (portrait of a Holocaust survivor) premiered at the Berlinale.
With over a decade of coaching experience, Syd Atlas has provided coaching to CEOs and high-level managers at Fortune 100 companies. She presents talks at the Frankfurt Book Fair and is the face of the Books at Berlinale, the yearly pitching event connecting the book world to producers. She lives and works in Berlin.