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CINDY B. MUNDSCHENK

TRAINED PROFESSIONALLY TO TEACH PROFESSIONALLY


CINDY B. MUNDSCHENK Holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Pedagogy (teaching dance) from the University of Oklahoma. She has over 45 years teaching experience and founded Dance, Ltd. in 1981. While at the University of Oklahoma, she studied Classical Ballet & Modern Dance, Choreography, Kinesologoy (the study of the human body in motion), Dance History, and Teaching Methods. She was also a Senior member of Performing Company. Cindy studied Classical Ballet with Miguel Terekahov and Yvonne Chouteau, principal dancers with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Modern Dance with Ko Yukihiro, a former Martha Graham instructor. At OU Cindy danced along side, Jo Rowen, who heads the Musical Theatre Dance Department at Oklahoma City University and, Mary Margaret Holt, who now Directs the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma as well as serving as Artistic Director for Oklahoma Festival Ballet.

Cindy continues her education by attending numerous workshops throughout the year to stay abreast of innovative new styles of dance and improvements in teaching methods. She began dancing at age 2 and never stopped. Cindy Mundschenk is also an Adjunct University Professor since 1988 in both Physical Education and Theatre Departments. Her skills as a choreographer are in great demand by university and community theaters alike.

DANCING WITH THE ABILENE STARS

Cindy Mundschenk, Queen Elizabeth for "West Texas Renaissance Fair" and "DANCING WITH THE ABILENE STARS" - Best Showmanship

Tea Party Scene from ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Tea Party Scene from "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" - Spring 2011

THE RED SHOES

"THE RED SHOES" SPRING 2014

Baby Fairies from SLEEPING BEAUTY

Baby Fairies from "SLEEPING BEAUTY"


AWARDS AND HONORS

Having won over 60 awards in only three years, Dance, Ltd. took "Best Overall" honors at Showstoppers National Dance Championship Finals.  The winning dancers were invited to perform in the Hula Bowl in Hawaii as a result of that competition. 

In 2005 thirteen routines were taken to Showstopper Competition in Lubbock, Texas and 21 trophies and awards were brought home with several of the routines winning best overall awards. 

Ms Mundschenk has also been the recipient of several choreography awards. 

Texas Tech Parents of the year

Narrator for the Abilene Philharmonic Children's Concert Series

Choreographer of the year

"Woman of the Year" by the American Business Woman's Association.

Warwick Castle"TEXAS TO THE BONE" London Olympics Summer 2012 - Warwick Castle

In 1997 Dance, Ltd. celebrated 25 years of quality dance instruction by taking a group of students and parents to visit the birthplace of Ballet in Paris, France.

Children's Chorus Director for the Moscow Ballet's "The Great Russian Nutcracker".  World Premier in 1999, and again in 2000 and 2009.

Dance, Ltd. students have performed two different times with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tail-twister for the Abilene Cactus Lions Club

Co-Chairman and Choreographer for the Taylor County Jr. Miss Scholarship Program winning "Best Local Program" and  "Best Local Chairman" in the State of Texas.  In 2005 Taylor County Jr. Miss was awarded "Best Local Production".  That same year America's Jr. Miss voted Ms. Mundschenk and Ms. Rickets National Finalists for "Best Local Chairman" selected out of over 300 programs nationwide.

In 2011 Dance, Ltd has received an invitation from the American Association of  Performing Arts Educators to perform in London, England during the 2012 Olympics.

"...Because you (Cindy Mundschenk) emphasizes education over entertainment, though being successfully entertaining. You speak of teamwork, confidence building, dedication and fun, resulting in a successful performing arts group. You (Dance, Ltd.) work with all youth ages and talents and have reached out to your community. You have provided quality community leadership for decades, a "performance" which speaks volumes in itself! Our Organization would like to offer you deserved access to world class stages."

In preparation for their trip to England the London 2012 group "Texas to the Bone" were invited to open for the Harlem Globetrotters in January of 2012.

Having just returned from their International Tour the London 2012 Dance Troupe performed at ArtWalk on August 9th in Downtown Abilene for an encore Performance of "Texas to the Bone".

As a result of their successful performance in London, Dance, Ltd - School of Dance has already received our official invitation to "Rio 2016".   Representing Texas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

As a result of the extremely successful performance in London, England, Ms Cindy has been invited to teach at the Youth Festival hosted by Sir Paul McCartney in Scotland summer of 2013.

Delegations from Beijing, China are expressed an interested in Dance, Ltd's London performance and have made inquiries to AAPAE.    

For the first time in January of 2014 Ms. Mundschenk was asked to participate in "Dancing with the Abilene Stars" a fundraiser for Hendrick Home for Children.  Cindy and her partner did a fiery Paso Doble and her partner, Daniel Ortiz, won "Best Showmanship"  January 8, 2015 marked her second appearance with "Dancing with the Abilene Stars" Performing a "Dracula" Themed Tango.

Ms. Mundschenk served as a member of the Board of Directors for Abilene Community Theatre. 2014-2015

Once again Ms. Mundschenk's studio was the only performing group in Texas, and one of only seven in the United States, to be invited to perform during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.  The Studio has also been invited to perform in Paris, France in 2015 and Barcelona, Spain in 2016.  As well as a standing invitation to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC at an annual Dance Festival.


TEXAS TO THE BONE - LONDON 2012 GROUP
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"TEXAS TO THE BONE" - LONDON 2012 GROUP