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When she was four years old, Lindsay Fisher began taking dance lessons at a small studio in her hometown of Butler, Pennsylvania. Ten years later—thanks to her mother’s insistence, she concedes—Fisher had stuck with it. By high school, she was spending every night practicing until 11:00 p.m. “It became really obvious to me that this is what I wanted to do with my life,” she shared.
Inspired by another dancer who had attender her local studio, Fisher applied for Juilliard, where she was wait-listed. “I was a little heartbroken,” Fisher said, “but I generally believe that you end up where you’re meant to be.” So she studied modern dance at the North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem, where she was surrounded by faculty who were inspiring and driven, if not at times difficult to work with. After graduation, she headed to New York City.
Starting out with a small dance company, Fisher learned that performing one person’s work for a long period of time wasn’t for her. She dabbled in commercial work—she appears in the 2007 feature film Across the Universe, a musical romance based on the Beatles catalogue, and she’s performed for several music videos—but the bulk of her time was spent as a freelance dancer.