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) [24SU]
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
Enrolling Now | CDYJB2
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.


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.

For LDI specific information, please click here.

For general dance policies, attire, and opportunities, please read: School of Dance Handbook

Have a dance-specific question? Contact the School of Dance

a group of girls in a ballet pose holding bar
Beg. Pointe[24SU]
06/4/24 - 07/23/24, 6:00PM - 6:25PM | TU
Ages 11 to 18 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYP2
Members $55.8 | Non-Members $62
This class continues the study of beginning pointe technique and building strength on pointe.   Enrolling/attending the prior Ballet IV-V leveled class is required.
a group of girls in a ballet pose holding bar
Beg. Pointe[24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 6:00PM - 6:25PM | TH
Ages 11 to 18 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYP4
Members $49.5 | Non-Members $55
This class continues the study of beginning pointe technique and building strength on pointe.   Enrolling/attending the prior Ballet IV-V leveled class is required. No Class on July 4.
girls ballet
Ballet IVa-Va[24SU]
06/4/24 - 07/23/24, 4:30PM - 5:55PM | TU
Ages 11 to 18 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB42
Members $139.5 | Non-Members $155
One ballet class a week is required at this level. Students are also encouraged to enroll in a class of another genre, Junior Lawrence Dance Intensive, or a special summer program. Ballet Va students who have been approved to train en pointe are permitted to wear their pointe shoes during the barre portion of class.
girls ballet
Ballet IVa-Va[24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 4:30PM - 5:55PM | TH
Ages 11 to 18 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB44
Members $121.5 | Non-Members $135
During the summer session, enrolling in just one ballet class per week is required. Students are also encouraged to enroll in a class of another genre, Junior Lawrence Dance Intensive, or a special summer program. Ballet Va students who have been approved to train en pointe are permitted to wear their pointe shoes during the barre portion of class. No Class on July 4.
little girls posing in ballet
Ballet II[24SU]
06/5/24 - 07/24/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | WE
Ages 8 to 10 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB23
Members $99 | Non-Members $110
One ballet class a week is recommended at this level to build strength and technique. Students are also encouraged to enroll in a class of another genre.
little kid ballet
Ballet III[24SU]
06/5/24 - 07/24/24, 6:00PM - 7:10PM | WE
Ages 9 to 11 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB33
Members $112.5 | Non-Members $125
During the summer session, enrolling in just one ballet class per week is recommended to continue building strength and technique. Students are also encouraged to enroll in a class of another genre, Junior Lawrence Dance Intensive, or a special summer program.
ballet posing
Ballet Fundamentals Workshop[24SU]
07/2/24 - 07/23/24, 6:30PM - 7:40PM | TU
Ages 9 to 13 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYTB2
Members $63 | Non-Members $70
For beginners who are mature learners, this class aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge, vocabulary, and physical skills needed to later join a higher level class.
girls on exercise balls in ballet clothes
Conditioning for Dance[24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 4:00PM - 4:25PM | TH
Ages 11 to 18 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB4
Members $49.5 | Non-Members $55
Focusing on the full body, this class provides conditioning, stretching, and meditation exercises to promote a sense of self and wellness. No Class on July 4.
girls on exercise balls in ballet clothes
Conditioning for Dance[24SU]
06/4/24 - 07/23/24, 4:00PM - 4:25PM | TU
Ages 11 to 18 | Cynthia Crews | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB2
Members $55.8 | Non-Members $62
Focusing on the full body, this class provides conditioning, stretching, and meditation exercises to promote a sense of self and wellness.

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