Cynthia Crews

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).

Lawrence Dance Intensive: Summer Ballet (Jr. 2) - 2024-Winter/Spring Semester
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 10 to 15 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
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Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Dancers must be ages 10-21 by the start of the intensive and dancing at an Intermediate/Advanced level with at least two years of prior dance experience. No pre-screening or audition is required to attend. Learn more about LDI, including scholarships and financial aid at lawrenceartscenter.org. Since 2016, the Lawrence Dance Intensive (LDI) has connected regional dancers with distinguished instructors and guest artists to enrich students’ skills and artistry. This summer, LDI returns to host a series of summer programs for contemporary and ballet dancers ages 10-21. Based on a diverse and well-balanced curriculum, this program strives to develop the artists of tomorrow. Junior Session II: Includes dance showing on the final day. Prerequisites: Ages 10-15, dancing at an intermediate level (equivalent to Arts Center Ballet level III-Va). Enroll by June 22.

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