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In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher checks and eye lash extension she has just put on in her dressing room at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Twenty-two-year-old Sydney Mesher is the first person with a visible disability ever to be hired by the famed Radio City Rockettes in New York. Mesher was hired by the Rockettes following her fourth audition.

Mesher’s left hand is missing due to a rare congenital condition known as symbrachydactyly.

In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher checks and eye lash extension she has just put on in her dressing room at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher begins to prepare for makeup and costumes in her dressing room at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher prepares backstage in her Rag Doll costume before going back onstage during a performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher adjusts part of her Wooden Solider costume backstage during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Oct. 22, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher center right, takes part in a rehearsal at the Rockette’s rehearsal space in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo Rockette Sydney Mesher, first in line at right, takes the stage as a Wooden Solider during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher, fifth from right, rides a depiction of a sightseeing bus during a performance of “New York at Christmas,” part of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher, front center, dances during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Rockette Sydney Mesher, sixth from left, dances during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Mesher, who was born without a left hand due to the rare congenital condition symbrachydactyly, is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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