Cynthia Bond Perry
Instructor of Dance
Cynthia Bond Perry has served as a full-time Lecturer in Modern Dance and Dance History at University of Oklahoma under the direction of Mary Margaret Holt.
While there, Perry facilitated projects to restage historic modern dance works including Valerie Bettis' The Desperate Heart and Jean Erdman’s Daughters of the Lonesome Isle. Perry's dance articles and reviews have been published in The Mid-Atlantic Almanack, the Society of Dance History Scholars Conference Proceedings, The Daily Oklahoman and Dance Magazine. After seven years' teaching at OU, Perry was honored with the Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts Faculty Peer Recognition Award and the OU School of Dance White Buffalo Mask Award.
Perry trained in Oklahoma City under Yvonne Chouteau, Conrad Ludlow and Joy Feldman. In 1982, she was named a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Finalist in Dance (Choreography).
At New York University, Perry studied with Lawrence Rhodes, Kay Cummings, Linda Tarnay and others while performing in works by Lorn MacDougal, David Gordon, Danny Buraczeski and Rosalind Newman. New York Times critic Jennifer Dunning described Perry's dancing in Newman's Untitled White as "a highlight of the evening."
At the University of Oklahoma, Perry performed in works by Takako Asakawa, Ko Yukihiro and Margarita Banos-Milton. Perry was later selected to perform Paul Taylor repertory at the American Dance Festival under the direction of Sharon Kinney and Cathy McCann. Perry's choreography has been presented at the Merce Cunningham Studio as well as numerous venues in the south central United States.