Cindy brings to the Lewis Center more than 15 years of experience in dance program management. She thinks it's funny that she's writing her own bio in the third person. As a development professional, Cindy has secured major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trusts to support choreographer commissions, arts education programs and audience development initiatives. She has served as a panelist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and on the board of Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
Cindy is also an avid figure skater who took her first lesson at age 35. It's amusing that she studied dance virtually injury-free for 20 years, but her short skating "career" has resulted in two sprained wrists, a fractured clavicle, tendonitis and countless bruises. When Princeton's Arts & Transit project is done in the fall of 2017, her new office will be a short walk to Baker Rink. This makes her very happy, as her flip jump and back scratch spin both need a lot of work, and medical personnel are always nearby.
Cindy earned an MA in dance from The American University and a BA from Penn State. She lives in Bucks County, PA with her husband, son and beagle-coonhound-shepherd-greyhound (and a few other breeds she can't identify) puppy.