cindy brandle (artistic director)

Cindy Brandle is the Artistic Director of the Cindy Brandle Dance Company. CBDC incorporated in 2004, became a non-profit organization officially in 2005 in Chicago, resided in Boulder, C0 for 11 years, and is now in New York City. Cindy danced for ten years with the Chicago Moving Company and served as Co-Artistic Director with founder Nana Shineflug for five of those years. She has been awarded two scholarships from the Dance Center of Columbia College as a performer and choreographer. In 1999 and 2006, Cindy received fellowships for choreography from the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has been presented at Dance Chicago, The Storefront Theatre, Harold Washington Library, The Dance Center of Columbia College, throughout Illinois, the Midwest, and internationally in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil. In November 2001, Cindy’s dance “Duplicate” was presented at the XXII INBA/UAM Choreographic Festival in Mexico City. Her dances were produced in Chicago's most exciting, experimental, and exhilarating dance festivals, such as Chicago's NEXT Dance Festival, Estrogen Fest, Spectrum Dance Festival, and The Other Dance Festival. Since relocating to Boulder, Brandle's work has been produced at the University of Colorado, Boulder Department of Dance, The Denver Independent Choreographer's Project, and twice in the Boulder International Fringe Festival. CBDC has produced 13 evening-length concerts and participated in local festivals in Boulder and Denver. She founded the Boulder Contemporary Dance Festival in 2017, which has become a beloved event for the Front Range Dance Community. Cindy now lives in NYC with her beautiful family, Ashay, Akasha (when she visits from college!), and Sami the Shih Tzu!

As a dance educator, Cindy possesses an extensive background in teaching athletic, challenging modern dance technique for beginning/intermediate/professional level dancers previously in the city of Chicago and from 2010-2021 in Boulder, CO. Gaining 26 years of experience as a lead teacher in curriculum-related arts education throughout Chicago and various cities in Illinois and Boulder, CO, Cindy has worked with elementary, high school and college-level students. Cindy has worked closely with physically, cognitively, and behaviorally challenged students and has a background working with children on the autism spectrum. Feeling strong that kinesthetic learning can be a vital tool for students as an addition to their daily studies, Cindy continues reaching out to lead children and adults through a fully incorporated dance experience.

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