Liane Fisher

Ballet, Pointe, Nutcracker Director

Liane Fisher has been dancing for nearly 50 years, and teaching for nearly 30 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Ballet Repertory and Dance History and advanced teaching certification in ballet, pointe, and modern dance from Dance Educators of America.    

Swan Lake

She has performed with the Royal Ballet , Boston Ballet, Rhode Island State Ballet, Hartford City Ballet, Brass City Ballet, Dance Prism, José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, Pioneer Valley Ballet, Northeast Youth Ballet, and the Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company.  Performances include Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Manon, Cinderella, Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Snow White, Venus and Adonis, Sarabande and other ballets.

For many years she taught  for Boston Ballet in their City Dance Program.   At Boston Ballet she also served as Vice President of Education and Outreach on the BBVA Board.  She has taught Ballet Technique and Dance History as a professor in the Dance Department of Dean College and as an Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center and an Adjunct Professor at Manchester Community College.    Previously she was also the Dance Curriculum Coordinator for the Performing Arts Division at UMass Amherst.  

Liane has taught at many studios around Connecticut and Massachusetts. She also directs  Fisher Ballet Productions and produces an annual full-length community Nutcracker.  She has choreographed ballet productions for many studios and was ballet mistress at Ballet Theater Company, for the ballets Gwendolyn the Pig and Nutcracker.  

Liane’s training began in England in 1975 with the Cecchetti method under Gillian Robinson at the West Berkshire Ballet School.  Her later training included Gail Gere Collins at Pioneer Valley Ballet;  Jose Mateo, Allegra Kent, Lisa Simon, and Arthur Romanenko at Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theater;   Irene Merrill at Cape Cod Conservatory; Ken Lipitz, Andrea Hawkins and Marilyn Patton at UMass Amherst; Raymond Lukens, Juan Sanchez, Kat Wildish, Charles Kelley, Germaine Salsberg, Nan Giordano,  and Al Gilbert in New York City; David Howard,  Peter Schabel, and JoAnn Rowan at the David Howard Summer Intensive; Andre Lepecki at TISCH at NYU; Ken Pierce Baroque Dance at Longy School of Music; and Jacqueline Anderson, ISTD.