As we lead up to the show, we are excited to share with you more about each of the Rhythmically Speaking 2016 choreographers! First up: Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner!
Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner is a teaching specialist and creative practitioner in the areas of both contemporary post-modern dance and American concert jazz technique. Gutierrez-Garner received her B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude at the University of Minnesota, and her M.F.A. as an Advanced Opportunity Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. Original works by Gutierrez-Garner have been commissioned by numerous colleges and universities across the U.S., and by regional repertory companies including the Minnesota Dance Theater, Zenon Dance Company and Dulce Dance Company. Her work, which has been produced nationally and has seen support from organizations such as the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Walker Art Center, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She has taught on the dance faculties of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Gustavus Adolphus College, as well as the prestigious Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine. She currently serves on the faculty of Western Oregon University.
Keep your eyes peeled for more on our 2016 choreographers!