Wendi Fisch, BS Dance/Music, Master Instructor
Wendi Fisch began dance training at the age of three and continues to study her art form. She became a serious student at the Tidewater Ballet Association in Norfolk, VA., under the direction of Gene Hammett. She was an invitational student at the School of American Ballet in New York City, The Royal Ballet in London, Melissa Hayden Ballet School, and a scholarship recipient at the Joffrey Ballet. She performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov and New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center and the White House. Wendi was one of two dancers chosen to dance Balanchine’s Union Jack at The Kennedy Center.
She has worked or studied with renowned choreographers and teachers, including Alexandra Danilova, Edward Villella, Meredith Baylis, Andrei Kramarevsky, Suki Schorer, Wilhelm Burmann, David Howard, Patricia Sorrell, and many more. Wendi has been a guest artist for many companies, including the Richmond Ballet, Washington Ballet, and a dancer of the San Antonio Ballet Company and American Festival Ballet Company. She received a Bachelor of Science in Ballet/Music and Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, under the direction of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux, Patricia McBride, and Jacques Cesbron. While at Indiana, she originated roles in Carmina Burana for Jaques Cesbron and works for the opera company with noted choreographer Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.
She has performed lead roles in Gisele, Swan Lake, Paquita, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, and Balanchine works. She held the position of ballet mistress at a pre- professional ballet studio with a performing company rehearsing full-length ballets, including an annual production of the Nutcracker. Wendi has been involved in preparing her students participating in Youth America Grand Prix competition and Regional Dance America. Wendi has taught master classes at the University of Miami, Indiana University, been on the faculty of numerous pre-professional ballet companies, and was part of the coaching team at Germantown Academy, helping elite athletes achieve their goals. Wendi originated dance programs at the Fellowship House, several townships, and extended evening high school programs ranging from toddlers through adults. She uses her current pilates training to focus on proper alignment and body awareness while concentrating on a strong technical foundation. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing how the discipline, work ethic, and life skills of this beautiful art form prepares her students for success.