Cyndi Scott has had many roles in Canada’s professional dance community. Currently she is the Artistic Director for the Edge School for Athletes, since 2009 and the creator of Edge Studios in 2015. With thirty years of experience developing dancers from their first steps to the professional level Ms. Scott brings a passion and dedication to the art.
At the age of nineteen, while still an undergraduate at the University of Calgary, she founded Airborne Dance Studio where she was Artistic Director from 1996 – 2008. In that role she earned a reputation for developing dancers with strong technique and became a sought after choreographer. Her professional career as a dancer, teacher, adjudicator and choreographer has taken her throughout North America and Europe.
Ms. Scott took the role of Director of Dance Development for The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede (2014-2016). Tasked with creating a diverse team of specialists who foster technical development, artistic creation, and performance excellence in dance for both singers and dancers. Cyndi enjoyed teaching, directing and choreographing for many events and productions for the Young Canadians and is also a proud TYC alumni.
Cyndi Scott was selected to deliver Choreographic Design Master Class as part of the Pro Series for MOVE IT Dance Convention in London England (2018). Delighted her former student Tara Jean Popowich (SYTYCD Canada season 2 winner) was a headliner at the same event.
Cyndi Scott teaching and choreography awards include Best Teacher at the Youth America Grand Prix (2019 Toronto semi-finals), “Particles” (2018 ensemble winner choreographer), Best Choreographer Award World Ballet Arts Grand Prix (Seattle 2018 /Calgary 2017). Her contribution to the arts community has been recognized by local and national leaders including Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi and the Governor General of Canada, Honourable David Johnston. Cyndi Scott was awarded a Global Arts award in Los Angeles in 2012.
Her choreography has been featured in the Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics, World Police and Fire Games, the Jimmie Slyde Institute in Barcelona Spain and professional fundraising events supported by Prince, Calvin Klein, and Wayne Gretzky.
Current and graduated students have had acceptances and placements to summer, post graduate programs and jobs at the Royal Ballet School, The Paris Opera Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The University of Arizona Dance Program, Marymount Manhattan Dance Program, Joffrey Ballet School, Complexions, The Goh Ballet Academy, The Boston Ballet School, The Kirov Academy, The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Rock School, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Chicago and The American Ballet Theatre.
Cyndi Scott is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B.A., Dance).