PIlates Program Director, Instructor
Cindy Huang is a professional ballet dancer and certified Pilates instructor based in San Jose, California. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Cindy’s early dance training began in Riverside, California under the direction of Glenda Carhart and David Allan. She later went on to study under full merit scholarship at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and attended summer programs on scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and American Ballet Theatre, while simultaneously attending the Professional Children’s School in New York City for her academic studies.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Ballet in 2012, Cindy danced professionally with the Miami City Ballet and performed as a guest artist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. She has performed a vast repertoire of works by choreographers such as Alicia Alonso, Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Christopher d’Amboise Jorma Elo, Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang, Igal Perry, Ohad Naharin, Jerome Robbins, Amy Seiwert, Ben Stevenson, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Clark Tippet, Edward Villella, Christopher Wheeldon, and Yuri Zhukov. She has also performed at the Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Vail International Dance Festival, Les Etes de la Danse in Paris, France, and on a televised PBS national broadcast of Great Performances. She has danced and acted in the short film, The Ballet Dancer, directed by Scott Eriksson, and is pictured in the book entitled Put Your Best Foot Forward , by Suki Schorer.
Throughout her training and professional career, Cindy consistently used Pilates as a way to cross-train, strengthen, and tone her body. This led Cindy to begin pursuing her Pilates education, where she became a certified instructor through Body Arts and Science International (BASI). She also studied with the renowned Karen Clippinger to obtain a certificate in Pilates with Dance Specialization. While Cindy is not performing with the Silicon Valley Ballet, she enjoys passing her knowledge in both the field of dance and fitness here at Los Gatos Ballet and Pilates.