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Cynthia Kniffin Dance Academy
Movement    Ballet       Jazz       Hip-Hop      Tap    Pointe    Pas De Deux
Cynthia Kniffin Dance Academy Instructors
Mrs. Cynthia Kniffin - Instructor
Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, 
& Tap Instructor

Former Teaching Artist, Arts Unlimited, BGSU
Former Board Member-at-Large, Cleveland Modern Dance Association
Former Faculty, Educational Research 
    Council of Ohio
Former Faculty, DePauw University
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Dance Major 
    Butler University
Former Member, Butler Ballet 
    Touring Company
Former Member, Ballet Guild of Cleveland
Mrs. Amy Kniffin-Bond Owner/Director
Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux 
& Movement Instructor

Director/Choreographer, “Joseph and 
    the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
Choreographer, “Music Man”, 
    Norwalk and Edison High School, 
    “The Nightingale,” “Sound of Music”, 
    “Hello Dolly”, B.G.S.U., and 
    numerous Liturgical Dances
Dance Studies, B.G.S.U., 
    Denise Gula, Oberlin,
    Gus Giordano, Chicago,
    Dee Hilliard, Lakewood 
    Finis Jung of New York
Sarah Beard - Instructor
Ms. Kassandra Lee - Instructor
Ballet, Movement & Tap Instructor

Professional experience as a director,
  instructor, and choreographer.
Taught Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop,
  Tumbling, Ballroom, Creative Movement,
  Cheer leading and Private Lessons. 
Progressing through the Dance Masters
  Program.
Minor in Dance and Major in Therapeutic
  Recreation


Ballet, Pointe, & Jazz Instructor

Instructor, Dancer’s Studio, Oberlin and     Cynthia Kniffin Dance Academy
Choreographed, "Beauty and the Beast" at     Pioneer Youth Theatre Company 
Full Company Member, Ohio Dance Theatre
Performed in "Lines 22",
    "The Nutcracker", "Snow White", "Fairy
     Forest" and "Peter & the Wolf" with 
     Ohio Dance Theatre 
Performed in "Hairspray", Lorain County     Music Theatre
Performed in "West Side Story", True North     Cultural Arts Center
Dance Studies, Denise Gula, Nancy
    Brenstuhl and Kyle Primous of Oberlin,
    Joffery’s Jazz and Contemporary
    Intensive, New York
    Miss Iris Shannohan of Vermilion  
Mr. Jimy Forman - Instructor
Special Workshop presenter in theatre, stage combat and coaching for 
Theatre auditions

Company manager, Designer, Director,     Huron Playhouse
Co-Writer & Producer, Hallo-weekends
Live Entertainment, Cedar Point
Professional Performer 25 years 
    Dinner Theatre, Regional Theatre,     National Tours 
Feature Films and Commercials
Toured as lead role in George M. Cohan
Choreographed & Director,
    Huron High School musicals and local
    community theatre