Lindsay was born and raised in Zimbabwe and then moved to London in 1985 and trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Returning home to dance with the National Ballet of Zimbabwe, she ran her own school for 10 years, before immigrating to Australia. She also choreographed and produced full-length ballets for the National Ballet of Zimbabwe.
She holds a Dipoloma and Licentiate from the RAD, as well as a Masters Degree in Dance Teaching from QUT. Becoming an RAD Examiner in 1999, Lindsay travels extensively both nationally and internationally, examining and teaching.