Artistic Director - Liane Fisher
Fisher Ballet Productions
Liane Fisher has been dancing for 40 years and 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, Ballet Theatre of Boston, Pioneer Valley Ballet and Northeast Youth Ballet. She has performed in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Manon, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Snow White, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, and other ballets. She also choreographed and directs a full-length 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.
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. 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.
Training: 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 at Dance Educators of America; David Howard, Peter Schabel, and JoAnn Rowan at the David Howard Summer Intensive at Ballet Arts Worcester; Andre Lepecki at Tisch NYU; Ken Pierce at Longy School of Music, and Jacqueline Anderson, Cecchetti Syllabus Studies.
2018 Supporting Studios
Our production would not be possible without the generous support of these local dance studios and their directors:
The Dance Experience
Backstage Academy of Dance
D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin
Garnerville, New York
Ekklesia School of Ballet
Alyce Carella Dance Center
West Hartford, Connecticut
What some of our parents say and cast members say...
Congratulations on putting on a fantastic show. I learned a lot backstage, and was so impressed with how the kids really knew what they should do. You do not have an easy job..but are very good at it! It was a wonderful performance, and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. Everyone’s time and effort really paid off.
- Leslie Ann Reid
It was wonderful watching Audrey dance in the Nutcracker last night. All the performers were excellent- and the sets added a special magic to the ballet. Lot of hard work behind the scenes contributed greatly to the performance.
- Bruce Lewis
My kids talked about the Nutcracker for a long time; they still do sometimes. I find them more focused in their regular ballet classes now as if they had a heightened sense of purpose.
- Ying Xiaohong