Artistic Director of Lawrence Ballet Theatre
Cynthia Crews started her dance training in Tulsa, OK with Roman Jasinski and Moscelyn Larkin, acclaimed Ballet Russe stars, and co-founders of Tulsa Ballet Theatre. In high school, she performed solo roles with Tulsa Civic Ballet, including being Tulsa’s very first Clara in the Nutcracker. Cynthia continued her dance education in New York City as a full scholarship student for Joffery Ballet and Harkness Ballet. She then returned to Oklahoma and received a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma.
Cynthia performed as a principal with Tulsa Ballet Theatre for nine years. She danced leading roles in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Ruth Page’s Die Fledermaus, Peter Anastos’ Footage, Loyce Holton’s Wingborne, as well as Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. She also taught master classes, performing as a guest artist and presenting numerous school lecture demonstrations each year. Cynthia has performed and choreographed in many communities and professional musical productions including Discoveryland Outdoor Dramas, Theatre Tulsa, and the Manatee Players (FL).
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