Cynthia Macedo

Professor, Ballet

Cynthia Macedo entered the National Ballet School at the age of 10 under the directorship of Betty Oliphant. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a corps de ballet member upon graduating from grade 12, eventually being promoted to a soloist. Cynthia danced many roles from the classics to the contemporary that ranged from corps de ballet to principal. As a soloist with The National Ballet, she worked with many directors and choreographers such as Erik Bruhn, Rudolph Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Alexander Grant, Glen Tetley, David Earl, Robert Desrosiers, Danny Grossman, Bengt Jörgen, John Alleyne and David Parsons. She also performed in the inaugural days of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. Upon retiring from dancing professionally, Cynthia pursued a teaching career. She is currently a company teacher and rehearsal coach with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, a full-time ballet instructor with George Brown College, and an open class teacher at Dance Teq in Toronto, directed by Kevin Pugh.

Academic Credentials

Canada’s National Ballet School, The National Ballet of Canada, 1982

Areas Of Specialization

Ballet, Pointe, Coaching, Choreography

Areas Of Expertise

Creativity, Coaching, Speaking, Student Experience, Consulting

Career Highlights

1999 – Present: Ballet Instructor, Danceteq1987 – 1989: Canada’s Ballet Jörgen1982 – 1994: National Ballet of Canada

Other Activities

Associate Director & Ballet Instructor – DanceteqRehearsal Coach & Company Instructor – Canada’s Ballet JörgenChoreography for George Brown Dance – Unleashed 2014

Awards

Peter Dwyer, School of National Ballet of Canada, 1981Fireman’s Fund, Canada’s National Ballet School, 1982