ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Founded in 1997, Silver Spring Dance Conservatory has been serving Lancaster, PA and its surrounding communities for more than twenty five years. We believe that through the arts, we instill in our children confidence, kindness, creativity, self-awareness, and drive. Staffed with professional dancers and educators, SSDC is dedicated to providing our students with a superior quality dance education in a positive and safe environment. At SSDC, we take great pride in cultivating a welcoming and inclusive experience for all. It is truly our privilege to teach anyone who wants to dance.
In support of our mission, SSDC offers a Work-to-Dance program through which parents and students can contribute service hours to the studio in exchange for a reduction in monthly tuition. For more information about this program, please contact our director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver Spring Dance Conservatory is a community based school of dance providing professional level dance education that nurtures the student’s physical, emotional, artistic, and social development. As a non-profit studio we ensure that all who dream to dance, can.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Director, Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning/Pilates, Modern (Limón)
Cynthia, a Lancaster County native, graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a secondary concentration in classical ballet from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has studied with noted dance artists including Bill T. Jones, Ann Vachon, Carla Maxwell, Nina Watt, Doug Varone, Akram Khan, Bebe Miller, Kun-Yang Lin, and Greer Reed-Jones. While in Philadelphia, she performed in both the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Dance Boom, and danced for choreographers including Tania Isaac, Christie Newman, Keith Thompson, Marianella Boan, and Shannon Perlotto. She participated in reconstructions of classic works by Phillipo Taglioni, Doris Humphrey, Jose Limon, and Paul Taylor, and performed at the Ickle International Dance Notation Conference in 2002-2004. She completed the Vaganova syllabus teacher training seminars in levels 1-3 and 4-6 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, and is a certified mat Pilates instructor as well as in the junior, senior, and advanced programs of Progressing Ballet Technique.
Upon relocating to Pittsburgh in 2008, Cindy danced for LabCo Dance Company, MillerDance with Mary Miller, and the Staycee Pearl Dance Project. She was a guest instructor at Pittsburgh’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and also taught at Rogers Magnet Middle School and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. Cindy was a founding member of NetCo Dance Company, a contemporary modern company based right here in Lancaster and also served as their assistant director from 2013-2019. Now as a freelance artist, she regularly creates work for community dance events and serves as the lead coordinator for Downtown Dances, an annual community performance of modern and contemporary dance.