Liane Fisher has an M.A. in Ballet Repertory and Dance History and Advanced Teaching Certification in ballet, pointe, and modern dance from Dance Educators of America. Liane has been involved with dance education for 25 years and has taught at many studios in New England. For the past several years she directed her own studio in Massachusetts. Previously, she taught workshops for Boston Ballet's City Dance Program in the Boston Public Schools and at the Boston Ballet Studios. At Boston Ballet she also served as Vice President of Education and Outreach on the BBVA Board. She was the Dance Curriculum Coordinator for the Performing Arts Division at UMass Amherst and 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.
Liane began her training in 1975 with Gillian Robinson, studying the Cecchetti method in England. In the United States, she studied with Ken Lipitz, Andrea Hawkins, Marilyn Patton, Irene Merrill, Gail Gere Collins, Jose Mateo, Arthur Romanenko, Raymond Lukens, Jacqueline Anderson, Kat Wildish, and Ken Pierce. While she has focused on dance education as a career rather than performance, she does love to perform and has had the opportunity to perform occasionally with various companies including: the Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet, Rhode Island State Ballet, Hartford City Ballet, Dance Prism, Ballet Theatre of Boston, and Pioneer Valley Ballet. She also loves to choreograph classical ballet and recently choreographed and directed a full-length Nutcracker in Massachusetts.