Cynthia Pratt

Cynthia Pratt, professor of dance, has been a faculty member of the Butler dance department since 1994. She received her B.A. degree in Ballet from Virginia Intermont College and her M.F.A. degree from Temple University. She has a wide range of performing experiences both in the United States and Europe in ballet, modern, and jazz companies including work with Lynn Simonson in New York. In addition, she has worked on television and in musical reviews with Jon de Mal Productions in Amsterdam, Holland and with numerous independent choreographers. Ms. Pratt has taught and choreographed extensively at such institutions as the North Carolina School of the Arts, New York University, Steps, Philadanco, the Nationale Balletacademie Theatre School in Amsterdam, the Goteborg Balletakademien in Goteborg, Sweden, and Dance Space Center in New York. She has worked as an auditioner for the Jacob's Pillow Summer Dance Festival Jazz Project and has been the artistic director for several choreographic showcases established to exhibit the work of new choreographers at Evolving Arts in New York.

Since relocating to Indianapolis, Ms. Pratt has choreographed many works for Dance Kaleidoscope as well as serving as a company teacher. She has also worked with Indianapolis Repertory Theater and Butler University Department of Theater and continues to teach and choreograph on companies and in universities throughout the U.S.

In addition, Ms. Pratt is a Certified Movement Analyst and holds a degree from the Laban Institute for Movement Studies. She teaches Laban Movement Analysis, Jazz, Ballet Technique, Body Placement, World Dance and Jazz Teaching Analysis. She also choreographs for the Butler Ballet and was the Artistic Director for the premier performance of Butler Chamber Dance.