Meet Lindy Mandradjieff
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Lindy received the majority of her training on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. At age 17, Lindy began her professional career with the San Francisco Ballet before joining The New York City Ballet, where she was regarded by critics as one of the hardest working dancers of her time.
While at the New York City Ballet, Ms. Mandradjieff danced featured roles in David Allan's Reunions; George Balanchine's Coppélia (Waltz), George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Marzipan and Dolls), Raymonda Variations, La Sonnambula, and Walpurgisnacht Ballet; Peter Martins' Eight Easy Pieces, The Sleeping Beauty (Eloquence and Ruby), and Swan Lake (Pas de Trois and Pas de Quatre); Jerome Robbins' Interplay; Richard Tanner's Soirée; Helgi Tomasson's Prism; and Christopher Wheeldon's Mercurial Manoeuvres and Polyphonia. She also originated a featured role in Peter Martins' Viva Verdi and corps roles in Melissa Barak's Telemann Overture Suite in E Minor, Susan Stroman's Double Feature, and Christopher Wheeldon's Carnival of the Animals. In 2002, Ms. Mandradjieff appeared in the nationally televised Live From Lincoln Center broadcast New York City Ballet's Diamond Project: Ten Years of New Choreography on PBS, dancing in Mercurial Manoeuvres.
Education and Instruction
A dancer as well as a scholar of dance, Lindy graduated with a B.A. in Dance from St. Mary's College in California and obtained a Public and Professional Writing Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She has nearly 15 years of teaching experience at the community and university level, including at the prestigious Point Park University. Ms. Mandradjieff was also the private ballet instructor for the dancers on the Lifetime's hit show, "Dance Moms." In addition to teaching, she has the rare privilege to stage works from both the George Balanchine Trust and the Peter Martins Trust. Her students have been accepted into the top training programs, universities, and professional companies in the country and internationally.
Ms. Mandradjieff is married to Matt Fabyanic. Together they have three young boys, Mason, Parker and Hudson. As a mother herself, one of Lindy’s most important roles is as mentor to a whole new generation of dancers and arts enthusiasts.