Sibyl grew up in Lansford, Pennsylvania, a small town that, in her words, “had everything.” For Sibyl, that “everything” led to ballet and piano lessons at the age of three, her love of all things creative, and dreams of becoming a dancer, a singer, and an actress. She got a taste of the world of her dreams, dancing and singing with a school group on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, writing songs, meeting and working with celebrities, and performing in an opening act for the Four Seasons.
When Sibyl saw a photo of her cousins walking on the Sunset Strip, she immediately decided that that was where she wanted to go. So, after high school graduation, Sybil moved to California to live with her aunt and follow her dreams. Today, she lives on a hill above Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
While she looked for career opportunities in the theater, Sibyl entered college, getting a degree in theater arts, and then going on to UCLA where she studied theater arts and psychology. She put her love of dancing to good use during her college years, paying college expenses as a professional dancer, as she puts it, “dancing my way through college.”
After college she began doing psychological research for a number of universities, work she continues today. During that time, she also started running, qualified and ran the Boston and New York marathons, did the Iron Man triathalon in Hawaii, then went into cycling where she became a time trial champion for Southern California, and later, an Olympic bicycle official.
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Up Close And Purr-sonal
While cat people can seem to be just about the cats, they’re almost always about other things, too. In the case of Sibyl Zaden, that’s actually a LOT of other things: the arts, politics, academia, marathons, triathlons, and more.
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If Fluffy Can't Brush The Dental Health Challenge
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Names. Oh, what an important choice in the life of cat! It is how a cat will be known in the show rings and in daily life. A name can alternate between words of delight or new forms of cursing. Each name tells a story and this is the story of GC RW Starbourne Three Ring Circus, aka Ellie
CFA Breeder Publishes New Book About Siberians
A new breed book, The Siberian Cat, written by long-term CFA breeder Alice Wright, was released via Amazon, in paperback and Kindle formats on May 26, 2021. The book is a comprehensive history of the breed, providing extensive details of how the Siberian cat has traveled and expanded its conquest into hearts and families all over the world.
A Short Tale From a Short Season
Most of us have had that special cat—a heart cat with whom we had a deep connection. It may have been one we had as a child, or one that saw us through a troubled time, or one with whom we bonded as we exhibited at cat shows. Whether the cat found us or we sought it out, the connections cannot be denied. These are the stories of some of those special cats and what they meant to us.