Cynthia Adams Excerpts

Who is Cynthia Adams the choreographer?

Cynthia has been choreographing and performing in modern and contemporary dance for over 30 years. Her time in Berlin, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco has influenced her thinking and work in style and content.  Creating a multi layered, idea based style, Cynthia heavily combines vocal and text elements to her work as well as music elements and video.

Cynthia Adams excerpts video from ken james on Vimeo.

Currently faculty at Iowa State University, and lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband (and co-artistic director), son, and old hound dog.

And now a biography of Cynthia Adams

Cynthia Adams, MA, RYT500, ACSM

Cynthia Adams joined the ISU dance faculty in the Fall of 2010. Ms. Adams holds a M.A. in Choreography/Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Pre-Dance Therapy from New York University in New York City. Ms. Adams has taught as a guest artist at Mills College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cabrillo College, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Jose State University, as well as in numerous studios teaching ongoing classes and workshops in dance and somatic practices.

At ISU, Cynthia teaches all levels of modern, ballet, yoga, dance composition and dance history. As the advisor for the student organization, Orchesis 1, she teaches company class, books guest artists, choreographs, and serves as the artistic director for Barjche, held in Fisher Auditorium in February.

Ms. Adams began performing her solo and group work in N.Y.C. in 1981. Her choreographic, film and video/dance works have since been seen across the country, Canada and Germany. In 1992 she formed Fellow Travelers Performance Group (, a dance theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area with Ken James. Over the years FTPG has received numerous grants and awards in addition to performing in many curated festivals in California, Vancover, BC, Wisconsin and Iowa.