See photos of Rockette Sydney Mesher, on stage and off, during the 2019 holiday season. Mesher was born without a left hand but "I don’t want to be known as the dancer who has one hand, and not because that’s a bad thing,” she says. “But because I’ve worked very hard to be where I am.”

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Rockette Sydney Mesher, center right, takes part in a rehearsal on Oct. 22.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher, left, takes the stage as Santa Claus on Nov. 25.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher walks though backstage hallways at Radio City Music Hall on Dec. 2.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher, far left, takes the stage as a wooden soldier on Nov. 25.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher checks an eyelash extension in her dressing room at Radio City Music Hall on Dec. 2.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher begins to prepare for makeup and costumes in her dressing room at Radio City Music Hall on Dec. 2.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher, sixth from left, dances during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on Nov. 25.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher, front center, dances during a performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on Nov. 25.

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Rockette Sydney Mesher, right, prepares a new costume backstage with fellow dancer Brooke Averi on Nov. 25.

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