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Cindy Welik-Salgado

Crystal Pite / Kidd Pivot Workshop Leader and Stager

Cindy Welik-Salgado has been a proud member of Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot since 2009. She performed with the company until 2020 and has been staging Crystal's work since 2014. Since graduating from the Juilliard School with the Princess Grace Award in 2005, she has performed with Aszure Barton and Artists, Peter Chu’s ChuThis, and on various projects for Mia Michaels and Andy Blankenbuehler. As a choreographer, Cindy has collaborated with writers Alejandro Rodriguez and Daniel Watts, directors Jesse Perez and Mauricio Salgado, choreographers Yvon Crazy Smooth Soglo of B-boyizm and Jermaine Spivey, and cinematographers Yazmany Arboleda and Devin Jamieson among other great artists.

Cindy was a co-founder of Artists Striving To End Poverty (recently renamed Arts Ignite). She was an Assistant Rehearsal Director for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and the Assistant Choreographer for Crystal Pite with Netherlands Dance Theatre's Kunstkamer. Cindy also assisted on Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium, generated in preproduction on Hamilton, In The Heights, and other Broadway shows, and is currently Associate Choreographer of Andy Blankenbuehler's latest creation, Only Gold. She has taught company class for NDT and Geneva Ballet, workshops at the Juilliard School, NYU and other Universities, and intensives around the world.

Cindy has been on faculty with New York City Dance Alliance since 2012 and teaches and choreographs at dance studios around the US. Her most recent venture has been becoming a mother!