Cynthia Drahman Bland - Creative Director and Competitive Team Director
Cindy started her dance training at the age of 3 in the Greater Cincinnati area. She studied ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre as well as acting and voice. She participted in various community theatre productions during her youth, including Finian's Rainbow and Funny Girl. While in high school, she attended the Ky Governor's School for the Arts on a full scholarship where she studied under the direction of Richard Thomas of the New York City Ballet and Phillip McAbee and Frenchy Haynes of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. She also attended two years of summer intensives at The American Dance Machine in New York City where she studied with Liza Gennaro, Gemze De Lappe and many other Broadway choreographers. She also was a dancer with the Madison Avenue Dancers, a professional dance company in Northern Ky. She attended Thomas More College on a full academic scholarship and graduated with degrees in Psychology and Business Administration Magna Cum Laude. She attended two years of graduate school in Clinical Psychology where she focused on child development. She opened her studio in Monticello in 2001 and has had locations in Fowler, Logansport, Lafayette, and currently has two locations in Monticello and Rensselaer. Her students have gone on to participate on the Miami of Ohio dance team, Butler Dance team, Disney Entertainment internships, University of Indianapolis Dance Team, and the Purdue Goldusters. Her experience in dance and theater and her love of dance has been passed onto countless students.