Lindsay Fisher Viatori spent the bulk of her career in New York City dancing with Helen Simoneau Danse (rehearsal director), Nathan Trice/RITUALS, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Collective Body/ Dance Lab, Ellen Cornfield, Daniel Charon, Camille A. Brown, Ayo Jackson, Steve Rooks, Sidra Bell and VIA Dance Collaborative (founding member). She has also had the pleasure of performing works by Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kylian, Ton Simons, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Tatiana Baganova, Simoné Ferro and Miguel Gutierrez among others.
She has performed in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s West Side Story and North Shore Music Theater’s Victor/Victoria. Film credits include Lead Arabian in Robert Lindgren’s The Nutcracker (PBS/UNC-TV), feature film Across the Universe (directed by Julie Taymore and choreography by Daniel Ezralow), music video Pieces of You by The Hot Seconds, dance film SILKEN : EDGE, and she is currently collaborating with director Cara Hagen on an upcoming dance film titled Color Theory. Her choreography has been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater (nyc), St. Mark's Church (nyc) and University Settlement (nyc) as well as commissioned for SUNY Fredonia, VIA Dance Collaborative, Point Park University, and Slippery Rock University.
She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2002 where she was the recipient of the prestigious Sarah Graham Kenan Endowed Fellowship of Excellence. She also received her MFA in Choreography from the University of Iowa in 2014 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and as the first recipient of the Strategic Initiative Fellowship recognizing excellence in her field. She was awarded a Community Supported Artist Grant through the New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) and presented an evening of her work titled OverExposed in April 2017. For this performance, she was also recognized as an “Outstanding Performance” in the Pittsburgh City Paper.
In 2017, she began performing for The Blanket (a Pittsburgh based dance company) where she performed the iconic works of Lucinda Childs and was featured in Dance Magazine Online. Additional performances with The Blanket include the works of Christopher Williams and Beth Gill.
Currently, she is co-authoring research on ethical jazz dance pedagogy with collaborator Jeremy Blair. She is also the co-founder and director of the FORGE Summer Dance Intensive, hosted at Slippery Rock University. She is an assistant professor of dance at Slippery Rock University teaching all levels of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Techniques, as well as, Composition, Repertory and Lecture Courses.
Assistant Professor Lindsay Viatori