About Lindley

Lindley is an inspiration to all those she comes in contact with. Her charity, L.A.D.Y. Bugs Across America is an intimate way of raising funds for children. Lindley hand paints and numbers every lady bug making each one unique and special. — Gina M. Blohm, Children’s Miracle Network Manager

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I’ve known Lindley since she was a little girl and she’s the real deal. The compassion she shows for others has always been beyond her years. I know that this young woman is going places! —Kimberly Aiken Cockerham, Miss America 1994

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Lindley Mayer is a wonderfully talented actor, dancer, model, spokesperson and philanthropist. She is highly capable in all respects and has proven to take on many different roles in her career. She is Miss South Carolina United States 2016 and her enthusiasm and abilities make her the perfect fit for any role.

Lindley has recently moved back to her home state of South Carolina to further pursue her acting career and dancing career in the local area. Previously, Lindley had moved to California from South Carolina at age 18 to pursue her dancing and acting career. She has danced since the age of 3 and more than anything her passion is to entertain and perform. She most recently appeared in the Lionsgate remake of “Dirty Dancing” as a finale and bunkhouse lead dancer. She can also be seen in the role of Kaysa Minox in the movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She has also been seen on the ABC Family series “Bunheads”. She also appeared on the hit television series such as Glee, The Walking Dead and America’s Got Talent. Lindley also worked on shows such as America’s Victorious, Shushybye, and the Camp Rock 2 Promo with Chucky Klaphow. Lindley can be seen in music videos with Miley Cyrus, Green Day, Jo De La Rosa and Brian Anthony. She appeared in commercials for Nintendo, NASCAR, ESPN, and Wachovia. She played the principal role of “Reese” in the Lifetime movie “Bastard Out of Carolina”, directed by Anjelica Huston where she played the younger sister of the talented Jena Malone. She performs for many shows in Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel for a New Year’s event with E Plus Productions and danced on the contemporary company “Mashup” for three seasons. She is experienced in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Modern, and Lyrical. Lindley Mayer works with Spartanburg talent agency Stisa Talent.

Lindley is the owner of Shock Dance Center in Mauldin where she has helped coach several pageant contestants, professional dancers and National winning dance groups. She is also the choreographer and lead dancer for the BabyFirst television show called “Shushybye”. She has also regularly played the role of the Magic Carpet in Disneyland’s “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular.”

She was Miss South Carolina Teen 2005 and along with finishing in the top 5 in the Miss South Carolina competition, she won overall talent for 2 consecutive years. Lindley founded her very own non-profit (501c3) organization called L.A.D.Y Bugs Across America; Lindley’s Alliance for Disabled Youth and has always enjoyed giving back to the community. Her organization was founded to support her two younger siblings and all children with disabilities.

I have proven myself as a professional actress, dancer, speaker and philanthropist. I have always had an incredible passion for entertaining and have grown up doing just that. While I have been blessed with the opportunity to dance on shows like Glee, with artists like Lady Antebellum, and been fortunate to act alongside Jena Malone, Britney Robertson and many others, I still always find time to give back. My two younger siblings who suffer from mental and physical disabilities have given me a selfless and grateful outlook on life. I plan to continue my career in the acting and dancing fields while continuing to give back to the community through my non-profit organization, Lindley’s Alliance for Disabled Youth. One of my greatest influences is actress, fashion icon and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. She lived by the words that “Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them” and I have and always will live by that same philosophy as well!
Change Your Words, Change The World

I visit schools, churches, businesses and community organizations to share my story and to encourage acceptance of disabilities with my Change Your Words, Change The World campaign. I believe that it’s vitally important to promote acts of kindness, inclusion and respect in order to change attitudes and hearts—one miracle at a time!

My goal is to raise disability awareness and funds to help disabled children. My fundraising efforts benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and premier children’s hospitals that it serves throughout the country. The many projects I have developed include everything from selling handmade Lucky Lady Bugs to organizing car washes, cookouts, block parties, midnight bowling nights, silent auctions, karaoke events and even a L.A.D.Y. Bug Launch, an exciting event attended by hundreds of supporters who donated almost $6,000 for a chance to win fabulous prizes from L.A.D.Y. Bug golf balls that were dropped from a helicopter.

L.A.D.Y. Bugs Across America (Lindley's Alliance for Disabled Youth)

My charity is something that I hold very dear to my heart. It all began with a dream to one day change the world for disabled youth. My brother Brock and my sister Brantley were both born with Fanconi Syndrome which causes mental and physical disabilities. Seeing all of the tremendous obstacles they’ve overcome inspired me to want to help other children and their families whose lives have been impacted by disabilities. I formed L.A.D.Y. Bugs Across American, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to raise awareness, funds and hope! So far we’ve raised over $100,000 since 2005 for Greenville Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network!

My dream is to help people understand that disabled individuals truly want to be treated as any other person would. They want to fit in and be given the respect that they deserve. My hope is to change their disabilities into possibilities and help them live the most enjoyable life imaginable. I hand paint small river rocks and transform them into Ladybugs giving them a home for donations with all proceeds benefiting The Children’s Miracle Network. My commitment is to share my platform across South Carolina and America!