Owner / Artistic Director / Instructor
Backstage Dance Studio has been owned and operated since 1980 by Cindy Thompson. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and teaching from Sam Houston State University as well as College Graduate courses in dance. She has studied dance since she was four years old and is highly trained in Classical Ballet. She has also studied the Modern and Jazz techniques throughout her life. Much of her training was in the Houston area, but she also trained at Sam Houston State University and briefly in New York. She has also performed with several dance companies and groups over the years. She now enjoys sharing the knowledge she received from all of her talented teachers and has a commitment to pass on to future dancers a love, respect and understanding of proper dance technique.
"Our daughter has attended her first two years of dance at Backstage Dance Studio and couldn't love it more. I truly believe that the amazing and talented instructors are one of a kind and love what they do. They not only instill love for the art of dance but self-confidence, which is priceless. We look forward to many more years here and to watching our daughter develop a life enriching art."
— Amanda Cano