Lindsay Fischer joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2021 from The National Ballet of Canada where he served as Artistic Director of YOU Dance, the company’s flagship Education and Community Outreach program. Under Fischer’s guidance, YOU Dance reached over 300,000 students and community members, introducing young people to the world of dance and ballet. By 2015, he also held the position of Principal Ballet Master. Additionally, he operated as Program Head of The Banff Centre’s Professional Summer Dance Program in Banff, Canada, for eight years. During his tenure at The National Ballet of Canada, Fischer designed and implemented the company’s Apprentice Program.