Corps de Ballet
Sponsored by Hideko Sakamoto and Vijay Tella
Since joining Silicon Valley Ballet (then known as Ballet San Jose) in 2012, Cindy Huang has been featured as a Flower Girl in Don Quixote,Russian demi-soloist in Balanchine's Serenade, Spanish in Karen Gabay's The Nutcracker, Bombsquad in Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, and solo girl in Paul Taylor's Piazzolla Caldera. She has also originated a role in Jessica Lang's world premiere, Eighty One, and performed in Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, Igal Perry's Infinity, and Jorma Elo's Glow-Stop, among many others.
Prior to joining Ballet San Jose in 2012, Ms. Huang danced with the Miami City Ballet and performed as a guest artist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. She has performed a vast repertoire of works by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Cranko, Sir Frederick Ashton, Clark Tippet, Edward Villella, Christopher Wheeldon, and Edwaard Liang. She has also performed at the Napa Valley Festival de Sole, Vail International Dance Festival, Les Etes de la Danse Les etés de la danse in Paris, France, and on a PBS national broadcast of Great Performances. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Huang's early training began in Riverside, California under the direction of Glenda Carhart and David Allan. She later went on to train under full merit scholarship at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Huang is a BASI certified Pilates instructor.
Photo by Chris Hardy