Cynthia Berkshire is a Manhattan-based choreographer, director, graphic designer and performer. Her work has been generously supported through residencies including White Oak Plantation and Palenville Interarts Colony. She has shown her work at PS122, Performance Mix, Dixon Place, Chashama, Theatre for the New City, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Sanctuary Theatre, Glen Echo Park, and Washington Theatre Festival where she was nominated for Best Director. Celebrated director Anne Bogart called Cynthia: “smart, adventurous, talented and innovative”; while Vallejo Ganter, former PS 122 Artistic Director, described Cynthia’s VEIL: Two Sisters as “fascinating.”
As a performer, Cynthia was a member of Kei Takei’s company for over two years, and has appeared in projects by Sally Silvers, Noemie LaFrance, Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty. She’s performed at venues including Wave Hill, Judson Church, LaMama, Abron Arts Center, Walker Art Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts and Cripa Center, India. Her eclectic arts background includes studying ballet with Zvi Gotheiner; creating several digital films; graphic design for a number of prestigious firms; and serving as a movement coach and choreographer for theatre productions.
“the piece is so beautiful, I feel enriched having watched it.” — Andrea S., designer, former dancer