Department of Dance
161 Gerlinger Annex 
1214 University of Oregon, 
Eugene, OR 97403-1214
(541) 346-3386  Fax: (541) 346-3380

Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Adjunct Faculty

Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner received her B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude at the University of Minnesota and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her work, which focuses research on contemporary modern dance and American concert jazz dance, has been produced in Minneapolis, MN, Phoenix, AZ, New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. From 1998- 2001, she served as the Choreographer in Residence for the Minnesota Dance Theater, under the direction of Lise Houlton. She is a four-time winner of the Arizona Choreography Competition’s Professional Division. Original works by Gutierrez-Garner have been commissioned by Macalaster College, Glendale Community College, Scottsdale Community College, Arizona State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University, the St. Paul Conservatory for the Arts, the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, Lane Community College, Dulce Dance Company and the Zenon Dance Company. Gutierrez-Garner’s work has seen support from organizations such as the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Walker Art Center, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She has taught on the dance faculties of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Gustavus Adolphus College among others. She currently teaches at University of Oregon and Lane Community College.