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Biography

Cynthia Newland holds a B.F.A. from George Mason University and an M.F.A. from Arizona State University.

  

Through her thirty plus year career, she’s traveled throughout the U.S.A. and over twenty-five countries working with numerous arts, education and mission driven organizations with the aim to serve, inspire and connect people to their calling and purpose.

As an educator, she is the recipient of higher education awards, and serves on the boards of a variety of arts and education organizations. Her passions as an artist have included providing movement and dance opportunities, applicable for a diverse population including individuals with various abilities.

Cynthia is the former Chair of Dance at Belhaven University and under her leadership obtained national accreditation, established the only M.F.A. in Dance program at a Christian university and brought international recognition to the program.

Currently, while teaching part time at Belhaven, she travels nationally and internationally as an ambassador for the university while sharing her passions for dance and holistic training on "Nourishing the Body, Soul and Spirit". Her teachings are intended for a wide range of people of all ages with a mixture of experiences and backgrounds. 

Cynthia’s Story

A Life of Learning / A Love for Life

From a young age, Cynthia Newland was already on the path to being an inspirational influence to those whom she encounters. Her ceaseless curiosity, dedication to hard work and desire to share knowledge paved the way for an impressive broad background and notable career as an educator, artist and more recently, health and wellness consultant.


Cynthia Newland is well known for her encouraging, inspiring and inclusive message for all people and all ages, "Live life to the fullest." Through her work as a dancer, professor and choreographer, those who view and participant are motivated to consider the importance and appreciation of our God given life. This message carries over into Cynthia's work as a speaker, workshop leader and consultant as she provides participants with practical ways to obtain information and application into their own lives.

Her recent endeavors include establishing Alible3. "Alible" is an old English word meaning "offering nourishment". Cynthia's love for God and her love and care for people is the basis for all of her teaching. She desires for all people to understand each one of us have significant worth and value, provides informative knowledge on how to take care of our bodies and inspires all to use their own gifts and talents to make positive differences in this world.

Gallery

Enjoy the variety of images reflecting Cynthia's work, teaching, artistry and personal nourishing lifestyle, discipline and practice.

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Family

Dance for Children

Fun at Photo Shoot

Winter Walk with My Husband

On Stage Rehearsal

Performance Tour Korea

College Student Exchange, Korea

Dance and the Bible, Mexico

Improvisation Demonstrations

Soul Day- Nourishing the Soul

Walking in Truth- Activity for the Spiritual Journey

Improvisation with Props

Introduction to Modern Dance Technique

Nourishing the Body- Healthy Whole Food

Dancing on Ancient Ruins

Modern Technical Applications

Dance and Prayer - Performance

Exploring Media and Creativity

Elements for Meditative Reflections

Dance for Parents and Children

Movement Prayers

Dance and the Artist

Reflective Prayer - Labyrinth Walk

Dance in Worship

National Washington D.C. Dance Tour

Dance for the Community

Soul Day Workshop- Walking in Faith

Evening Presentation on Wellness and Nutrition

Farmer's Market with My Husband

Juice Plus Complete Drink Mix

Teaching Nutrition for Dancers

Intro to Modern Dance

Prayer for Change

Fall Table Decor

Teaching At MS Arts High School

Beauty and Quiet Reflection

Rocks and Nature

Raking and Earthing

My Tower Garden sold by Juice Plus

Shopping with My Husband

Pots of Greens

Even the Rocks Will Cry Out

Peaceful Meditation

Prayer and Movement in Worship

Project Dance - South Carolina

Leading Warm Up for the MS Alzheimers Association Walk-A-Thon

Dance Instructor Project Dance - Peru

Soul Rest- Friends and Nature

Continued Education - Remaining A Student

Speaking - Importance of Offering Ourselves

Creative Movement - FEBC Children's Choir

My Exercise Buddy

Ball Game with the Guys

Food with Lots of Friends

Enjoying the Sea

Speaking - Art and Dance Evening

Hallelujah Wholesome Foods!

God's Creation - Ocean

Three Generations of Cooks

Encouraging a Korean Church

Teaching Movement for Elders

Green Smoothie

Hand Full of Whole food

Ash Wednesday

Dance and Strength

Conditioning for Dance

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Speaking at a Fundraiser

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Evening Presentation on Wellness and Nutrition