Cindy studied in Houston with the Houston Ballet, Patsy Swayze's Dance Studio and with Camille Hill, a renowned modern/jazz teacher and choreographer, in New York with the American Ballet Theatre and School of American Ballet, and in London, England at the Royal Ballet School and the Royal Academy of Dance. She excelled at all of her Royal Academy of Dance exams and is certified to teach all RAD curriculim. She danced with the Allegro Ballet and Discovery Dance Group (a modern/jazz company) both of the Houston area, and she danced as a soloist with the Houston Ballet and the Frankfurt Ballet of Germany.
Cindy has done choreography for several Batesville Community Theatre productions, and was involved with the "Arts in the Park" program. She has been teaching dance since 1976 and has schools in Batesville, Mountain View, and Izard County. She taught dance at Lyon College in Batesville for 11 years.
She founded the North Arkansas Dance Theatre along with Patrick Crommett in 1997 that allows the more dedicated students of the tri-county area to perform regularly throughout the year and to share dance with their communities. Aside from community performances, NADT danced with Ballet Magnificat! in 1998 and with Batesville Community Theatre in "The King and I" in 2000, and has now staged and co-choreographed "The Nutcracker" which not only involves the company but the entire community and has been performed annually since 2005. She has had several students win in local and state fairs, and now her Competition Team has won top honors in Little Rock, Branson, Orlando and Kansas City. Several competitors went to NYC to train at National Conventions. Many of her dancers have continued with their dancing after leaving the NADT Dance Academy.
Katie Crymes started as a toddler with the NADT Dance Academy, and has now become Assistant Director of the NADT Dance Academies along with bing the Ballet Mistress of NADT. She has danced in our annual Nutcracker for many years, and has been showcased as a soloist in those productions as well as our Spring recitals. Katie also excelled as a competitor in her high school years. She is head of our Competition Department working as a coordinator, choreographer and coach. Katie has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development. She lives in Mtn. View with her husband, Trenton, and son, Scott.
Lauren Gunderman has been involved with NADT for over 20 years. She was a member of the first NADT production in 2005. Lauren practices as a genral dentis in Batesville along with her work with NADT. Lauren lives in Batesville with her husband, Will, and their 2 cats.
Delaney has danced with NADT since early childhood and was a member of the company for 8 years. She had the title role of Beauty in "Beauty and the Beast," and had major role in "The Nutcracker." She is now an honor student at ASU and Social Media Director of the NADT Dance Academies. She is a head teacher and competition coach and has now joined the Company Staff.