Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

NEW YORK (AP) — A dancer born with one hand is making hoofer history as the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. Dancer Sydney Mesher tells Newsday she doesn’t want to be known as “the dancer with one hand,” but as a hard  worker. Mesher is missing a left hand due to symbrachydactyly, a rare congenital condition. The Pace University graduate from Portland, Oregon, said she’s been “mesmerized” by the Rockettes ever since first seeing them on TV in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Rockettes creative director Karen Keeler caled Mesher “an incredibly versatile dancer with a strong work ethic.”