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.
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.