A Rock­ette first:

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

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. “I don’t want to be known as the dancer who has one hand, and not be­cause that’s a bad thing,” said Syd­ney Mesher, who joined the Rock­ettes this sea­son. “But be­cause I’ve worked very hard to be where I am.” Mesher, 22, is missing a left hand be­cause of sym­brachy­dactyly, a rare con­gen­i­tal con­di­tion.

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