Artistic Director

““…Rea-Fisher’s choreography is intricate, varying from understated to explosive in a matter of moments. She is well versed in the Monte aesthetic-athletic and leggy with a velvety, sensual texture. However, Rea-Fisher pushed the familiar tone further with off-kilter balances and moments of fury. why so curious? brought Elisa Monte Dance into the future, creating a distinctive artistic path for its newly appointed leader.” ”

— Dance Europe, March 2015 ~ Trina Mannino


Tiffany Rea-Fisher

TIFFANY REA-FISHER (EMD Artistic Director) subscribes to the servant leadership model and uses disruption through inclusion as a way to influence her company’s culture. In the spring of 2018 she was awarded a citation from the City of New York for her cultural contributions. Tiffany is also a Bessies Selection Committee Member. Tiffany added a second directorship to her title when she was named Co-Director of the Lake Placid School of Ballet. Tiffany is currently in her thirteenth year with the NYC-based internationally acclaimed dance company Elisa Monte Dance (EMD). Tiffany joined EMD in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010. She was named Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” person for their 2007 August issue based on her 2006 performance at the Joyce Theater. As a choreographer Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. Recently Tiffany's works have been since on the Joyce stage as well the Apollo, Joe's Pub, Aaron Davis Hall and New York Live Arts in New York City. Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion, theater and the music industry. As well as being EMD's Artistic Director Tiffany is also the Co-Founder of Inception to Exhibition and the Dance Curator for the Bryant Park Dance Summer Series. She is also the Vice President of the Stonewall Community Development Corporation, as well as an Advisory Board member of Dance/NYC and a proud member of Women of Color of the Arts. Tiffany has recently completed the National Art Strategies: Chief Executive Program as well as the APAP Leadership Fellows Program.