Cynthia McCollum has been teaching Classical Ballet at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) since 2007. She began her dance education at the age of seven. At seventeen, Cynthia was the first American to be accepted into the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne, Australia where she studied for two years. She danced professionally with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in Canada and the Hartford Ballet Company in Connecticut where she began teaching ballet after retiring from professional dance.
Cynthia started the Gyrotonic Methodology with Anne Thomasson in 2013 at Gyrotonic St. Louis Central. She is currently licensed to teach Level 1 of the Gyrotonic Expansion Sysstem Method, as well as specialized equipment: Gyrotoner, Jumping-Stretching Board and Leg Extension Unit, providing her clients with a broader range of exercises for strengthening and increasing flexibility based upon their individual needs. Gyrotonic balances core strength and flexibility into any daily activity in people of all ages. Cynthia has personally experienced many of the benefits of how gentle spinal motions in coordination with breathing patterns lengthens and strengthens all muscles and joints of the body. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge and experience in the Gyrotonic Method, and helping other people achieve their goals.