Concerto Dance is excited to welcome long time Minnesota teaching artist and choreographer Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner back to the Twin Cities. Join us for an open jazz dance master class at the Cowles Center this Sunday!
Sunday, August 28 from 12:00-1:30pm
Class is open to professional, pre-professional/college students, and advanced dancers ages 16 and up. Space is limited. Please pre-register by visiting www.concertodance.com/classes.
Drop-ins are welcome as space allows.
Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner is a choreographer and dance educator committed to inclusion, representation and social consciousness in both pedagogy and creative practice. She received her B.F.A. at the University of Minnesota, and her M.F.A. as an Advanced Opportunity Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. She has served as the Choreographer in Residence for the Minnesota Dance Theater and is a four-time winner of the Arizona Choreography Competition’s Professional Division. Original works by Gutierrez-Garner have been commissioned by numerous colleges and universities across the U.S. Additionally, she has enjoyed commissions by professional companies including the Minnesota Dance Theater, Dulce Dance Company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Zenon Dance Company and Los Angeles-based Jazz Antiqua. Gutierrez-Garner’s work has seen support from organizations such as the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Walker Art Center, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Lane Arts Council. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Oregon University and is the Artistic Director of Company Movimiento, based in Eugene, OR. Cynthia will be creating a new jazz premiere for Concerto Dance this upcoming season.