Meet Our Wonderful Dance Studio Director
Cynthia D. King, Director of idea factory, inc. relocated to the Asheville area over twenty years ago with her husband, Kevin, from the metropolitan New York/New Jersey Area. Born in the cultural center of metro New York and New Jersey, she quickly learned to enjoy all aspects of the fine arts. She loved to dance as a child, and pursued this passion throughout her adult years. Ms. King attended William Paterson College in New Jersey in the pursuit of a Theater degree. She then transferred to Jersey City State College where she switched her focal point to music with a specialization in direction and choreography of musical theater.
During this time, she had the wonderful opportunity to have Nicholas Cerrato, Broadway percussionist and Leonard Bernstein's assistant conductor, as her advisor . His advice led to her pursuit of dance in New York City where she studied with the Joffrey Ballet, the Alvin Ailey Dance Co., Luigi, Frank Hatchett, Judy Ann Bassing, and Henry LeTang, among others.
Cynthia was a featured performer with the American Modern Dance Theater, based in the 14th Street Theater in New York City. She also was a member of the Kennedy Dancers, a touring dance company based in New Jersey. Ms. King traveled extensively throughout the Eastern United States as an actress, dancer, and choreographer before settling in Asheville.
In the Asheville area, "Mrs. Cynthia" has offered dance programs since February 1993, sharing her love of dance with more children every year. She has also worked as a performer with add dance, a modern dance company. She was also seen stretching her performance wings as Desdemona in Montford Park Players' production of Shakespeare's "Othello."
As a choreographer at Asheville High School, she had the opportunity of working with the students on "Guys and Dolls," "Big River," and "Brigadoon." Cynthia also worked with both children and adults as choreographer for "Alice In Wonderland" at the Asheville Community Theater. For Jericho Productions, Ms. King served as the choreographer for their highly acclaimed production of "Godspell." Ms. King also choreographed the pilot for "The Ed-U-Ventures of Wendy Wonder," produced by Ashlyn Multi-Media Inc. for PBS Television.
In her spare time, Ms. Cynthia and her husband raise Bichon Frises, a white and adorable breed of lapdog. She currently lives with her fuzzy family in South Asheville.