Sydney Mesher

Sydney Mesher, originally from Portland, Oregon, is a bicoastal artist pursing art in every form. From a young age, it was clear that her purpose was to create and connect. She started off in the entertainment industry as a dancer, and has since been welcomed into the modeling, acting, and activism worlds. Most recently, Mesher has expanded her skillset once again, and will be a published author in the winter of 2023.

Born without her left hand, Mesher’s hope is to bring a new image to the forefront of entertainment; one that is inclusive and that celebrates all body types.

As a dancer, Mesher made her debut as the first visibly disabled Radio City Rockette in 2019. Since then, she has danced on the Today Show, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and NHK Japan’s Live Spring Broadcast. Mesher choreographed for and danced on multiple episodes for Disney Plus’ ‘Growing Up’ documentary series. She has performed with BTS Official at their Citi Field concert during their Love Yourself World Tour, and was a part of Candace Brown’s debut show, The Soul Spot. She has assisted Galen Hooks, Luam Keflezgy, and Shannon Lewis with classes and on projects. Jaquel Knight personally nominated her for the Monsters Dance Show. Other notable choreographers Mesher has worked with include Julie Branam, Karen Keeler, Rhonda Miller, Laura Haney, Sorya Lundy, Tony Testa, Liz Imperio, and Mandy Moore.

In her modeling career, Mesher has worked with Tommy Hilifger, Adidas, Hollister’s Gilly Hicks, Neen, Olay, and Nude Barre. She walked in NYFW for Abigail Donahue x WeWork.

Mesher made her acting debut in Hallmark’s ‘A Holiday Spectacular,’ where she starred as Lillian. Mesher has also acted in a national commercial for Core Hydration.

As an activist, Mesher has spoken about her disability with Lucky Fin Project, as well as Hands to Love camp. She loves connecting with her limb different community, and meeting friends with differences alike.

Her most recent accomplishment with be the publication of her book, ‘She Kept Dancing.’ Cowritten with Catherine Laudone, and illustrated by Natelle Quek, She Kept Dancing tells the story of Sydney’s journey to becoming the first visibly disabled Radio City Rockette. Preorder is available at https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250842671/shekeptdancing.

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