Cynthia Harvey (born May 17, 1957) is an American dance teacher and former ballet dancer. She was a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Harvey was born in California, and joined American Ballet Theatre in 1974. Her roles included Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. While Mikhail Baryshnikov was the artistic director at ABT, he personally selected her to perform as the prima ballerina in Baryshnikov's filmed production of Don Quixote.
She was a principal of the Royal Ballet, and made guest appearances with other companies before retiring from dancing in 1995. Now Ms. Harvey is Artistic Director, American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Her mother was of Mexican ancestry.
- "Cynthia Harvey", Prix de Lausanne, retrieved 18 March 2014
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