Ciara McCormack Greenwalt is a dancer, writer, and educator originally from Burlington, Vermont. She began dancing at age five, and received strong training in Cecchetti, Vaganova, and RAD ballet before expanding into modern and jazz in high school. In 2011, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stephens College with a BFA in Dance and minor in Creative Writing. At Stephens, she studied Humphrey-Weidman modern technique and multiple world dance forms, and had the honor of performing works by Martha Graham, August Bournonville, and Charles Weidman.
Since graduation, Ciara has graced many stages in the Midwest and Seattle. In 2012, she worked with Daniel Kubert and OmniArts Nebraska in the company’s first season, serving as rehearsal director for two shows and originating the title role in an evening-length adaptation of the Red Balloon. In Seattle, Ciara has had the pleasure of performing with 127th St. Dance, Umami Performance, Amy Johnson, and the Gifts of War project among others. In 2015, she helped form Collective Sigh Dance; performing, choreographing, and co-producing for ONE, their first full-length show.
In the rest of her life, Ciara teaches with numerous dance studios, community centers, and arts organizations in the Seattle area, including Seattle Public Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and through her own company, Moving Minds Dance. In her free time, Ciara can be found dreaming, reading, instagramming, going for long walks through the city, and eating brunch with her husband.