Cynthia Ling Lee

Cynthia Ling Lee

Cynthia Ling Lee creates performance and scholarship that instigate postcolonial, queer, and feminist-of-color interventions in the field of Asian diasporic performance.  Trained in US postmodern dance and North Indian classical kathak, Cynthia’s interdisciplinary performance work has been presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop (New York), East West Players (Los Angeles), IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance (New Delhi) and Chandra-Mandapa: Spaces (Chennai).   Cynthia is a member of the Post Natyam Collective, a transnational web-based coalition of dance artists working at the intersection of art-making, activism, and theory, and was a long-time board member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters.

Education and Training: 

BA, Swarthmore College

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship: “Dancing the Body Divine: Religious Dance in Thailand, Brazil, India”

MFA, University of California at Los Angeles

Teaching Interests: 

South Asian and US postmodern dance, choreography, critical dance studies

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