Born in Sunnyvale, California, Cindy Salgado trained in multiple styles of dance and continues to explore a range of inspirations. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 2005, with the Princess Grace Award, she began freelancing in New York. She danced for Aszure Barton & Artists on many diverse projects such as Busk and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance Tour. She has been an assistant for Andy Blankenbuehler in preproduction for The Wiz, In The Heights, and Bring It On and recently did a workshop for Pan. Cindy has worked for Mia Michaels as both a performer and an assistant on projects like So You Think You Can Dance, Delirium (a Cirque du Soleil production), and Anna Vissi concerts in Greece. She performed in the first chuthis full evening work in 2008. She has taught and choreographed for dance schools throughout the United States and has been a guest teacher at Santa Clara University. She is a co-founder and teacher for Artists Striving To End Poverty, an outreach organization that provides arts programming for underserved children in New York, Florida, South Africa, and India. Cindy is honored to have joined Kidd Pivot in January 2009 for the creation of Dark Matters.