CYNTHIA QUINN (Associate Director) grew up in Southern California. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Riverside and continued there as an Associate in Dance for five years.
In 1988 she received the University's Alumni Association's "Outstanding Young Graduate Award." As a member of Pilobolus, she performed on Broadway and throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Israel and Japan. She collaborated on the choreography of Day Two, Elegy for the Moment, Mirage, What Grows in Huygens Window and Stabat Mater.
Ms. Quinn began performing with MOMIX in 1983 and has since toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Japan. She has appeared in numerous television programs and music videos; and has assisted Moses Pendleton in the choreography of Pulcinella for the Ballet Nancy in France, Tutuguri for the Berlin Opera Ballet, Platee for the Spoleto Festival USA, Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel in New York, AccorDION for the Zurich-Vorbuhne Theatre and Carmen for the Munich State Opera. She has also appeared as a guest artist with the Ballet Theatre Francaise de Nancy, the Berlin Opera Ballet and the Munich State Opera, as well as international galas in Italy, France and Japan.
Ms. Quinn made her film debut as "Bluey" (a role she shared with Karl Baumann) in FX2. She was a featured performer in the Emmy Award winning "Pictures at an Exhibition" with the Montreal Symphony and has also appeared in a 3D IMAX film.
Ms. Quinn is a board member of the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, Connecticut and is on the advisory board of the Susan B. Anthony Project, also in Torrington, CT. Ms. Quinn was featured with Ru Paul and k.d. Lang for M.A.C. Cosmetics' "Fashion Cares" benefits in Toronto and Vancouver. Ms. Quinn is co-choreographer of "White Widow" which is featured prominently in the Robert Altman film, The Company. Ms. Quinn also appears in the film "First Born" with Elisabeth Shue. However, her most rewarding and challenging role is as a mother to her daughter, Quinn Elisabeth.