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Choreographer for Stage, Screen, Commercials, and Television

Cynthia-Glinka-HeadshotCynthia Glinka is an experienced and successful dance choreographer.
She has coached actors in feature films, indies, local and national television, and stage.
Inspires solo stylings for all ages.
Cynthia's no-nonsense approach produces immediate results!

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Television Programs and Dance Commentator

New Year's Eve Live - KRON TV: From The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

San Francisco performer and commentator of featured dance segments, Cynthia choreographed and produced the highlighted dance segments for this one-hour broadcast featuring sports anchor Vern Glenn with pro partner Silke Heleine, and entertainment reporter Jan Wahl with pro partner Johnny Lee. Along with anchors Gary Radnich and Catherine Heenan, Glinka commented on this hour-long broadcast viewed by millions in the Bay Area and performed a spotlight dance.

 

 

 

Feature Film Dance Scene Choreographer and Coach to the Stars

Swing (2004)

swing_logo-20101029113545 Besieged by a goal-oriented fiancée and an overbearing father, a struggling young musician tries to keep his dream alive. Noting that one problem with his life may be a bona fide lack of passion, a helpful uncle points him toward an older woman, who teaches him about swing dancing - and about following his heart.
Contact Cynthia to purchase a DVD of "Swing"

Jacqueline Bisset, Barry Bostwick, Innis Casey, Nell Carter, Tom Skerritt, and Jonathan Winters.
Directed by Martin Guigui and written by Mary Keil
Choreography and Dance Coach Cynthia Glinka

Behind the Dance Scenes of "Swing"

Featurette DVD bonus track! Extensive documentary footage of behind-the-scenes sequences choreographing principal actors and pivotal scenes, featuring over 100 talented San Francisco Bay Area dancers. Commentary by Cynthia Glinka.

Filmed on location in the San Francisco Bay Area with a cast of talented Bay Area dancers.

 

 

 

Rehearsal Photos

Barry Bostwick and Cynthia Glinka

Cynthia coaching Barry Bostwick and dancers on the set

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Cynthia posing with Jacqueline Bisset

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Cynthia dancing with Barry Bostwick

Jonathan Winters Cynthia GlinkaCynthia with Jonathan Winters

“After a 20 year hiatus from films, I was honored to be in Mr. Winters' presence. I laughed continuously for five days during the filming of his scenes, as Mr. Winters recalled and shared his stories."

 

 

 

Sweet November (2001)

Sweet November MovieKeanu Reeves stars as Nelson, a San Francisco ad man who stays just busy enough to keep from noticing his loneliness. But one autumn, Nelson gets involved with a free spirit named Sara (Charlize Theron), who turns his world upside down. Sara, however, insists that their romance can last only one month. Is she afraid of commitment? Or is she hiding a terrible secret? Frank Langella co-stars in this romantic drama from Irish director Pat O'Connor.  See it on Netflix

Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron
marinij_010126_keanu.jpgDirected by Patrick O'Connor
Choreographer Cynthia Glinka

"Local dance instructor Cynthia Glinka was brought in to transform the Matrix breaker into Fred Astaire.”  Ruthe Stein - Movie Insider, San Francisco Chronicle 

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practices with Glinka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jade (1995)

JadePart of a wave of "eroti-thrillers" penned by Basic Instinct writer Joe Eszterhas, this film shows the consequences that occur when district attorney David Corelli (David Caruso) begins an intensely sexual affair with psychologist Katrina Gavin (Linda Fiorentino). Katrina is the suspect in a murder case that also involves a well-connected prostitute called Jade. William Friedkin of Exorcist and French Connection fame directed.
See it on Netflix

David Caruso, Chazz Palminteri and Linda Fiorentino
Directed by William Friedkin
Choreographer and Dance Coach Cynthia Glinka

Cynthia-on-the-setDirector Bill Friedkin and Glinka“She got the job when she convinced director Bill Friedkin that she could teach anyone to dance in an hour."
Marin Independent Journal

Stage Credits

Gotta’ Dance Marin Theater Company

Mill Valley, CA
Full length production
Choreographer, performer, and commentator

Nicholas, Glover and Wray - For the Record

Larkspur, CA
Choreographer for the vocal trio's full-length stage production

Twelfth Night Shakespeare at Stinson

Stinson Beach, CA
Theatrical production ‘40s adaptation
Choreographer

Jake Finnegan’s Rendezvous Club

San Francisco
Full-length production. Producer, performer, and choreographer

The Ritz Dancers

San Francisco
Principal dancer and co-choreographer

Rosie Radiator and the Pushrods

Featured Tap Dancer and Guinness Book World Record Holder for long-distance tap dancing
Co-choreographer for feature length production.


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