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By  Annie Eva Kanishka

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As a contemporary, modern and folkloric dancer, Cynthia informs her movement through her rich heritage as a passionate New Yorker, Peruvian, Andean and Puerto Rican woman.

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Cynthia's choreographic language aims to go beyond traditional boundaries and explore the heart of her ancestral past and its relationship with present day U.S. and Latin American cultural realities.

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Cynthia strives to bring inspiration to her students by giving them a thorough understanding of  technique, history and artistry to each genre. 

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By  Annie Eva Kanishka



Cynthia Paniagua is a dancer, choreographer, and educator whose work reflects her Peruvian and New Yorker heritage. She was raised in New York City where she earned a B.A. in Dance at Hunter College and an M.A in Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Shortly after graduating from Hunter, she won a Fulbright Scholarship to study traditional dance in Peru to “quench a burning desire to know the real Peru, my ancestral truth through movement and unearth the mystery of the dances.” ...


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