Cindy Ripley, a nationally recognized educational consultant, is known for her hands-on and high-energy approach to make musical theater come alive for teachers and students alike. Seemingly everywhere, Cindy wears a multitude of hats. She can be found advising a teacher in Thailand about costume ideas for “Guys and Dolls Jr.” on MTI Showspace, piloting and writing new educational materials with kids as the Master Teacher of iTheatrics in NYC, presenting teacher intensive workshops around the country, developing the “Make A Musical” training for underserved schools in the NBC SMASH initiative as well as the president’s commission on the arts, or consulting with principals and teachers at National Education Conferences about unifying their communities using musical theater as the vehicle.
Cindy combines 33 years of experience as a music educator in the classroom and on the stage with boundless enthusiasm and unparalleled expertise. She understands all aspects of successful team building: kids of all ages, the first year teacher to the veteran director, parents, community organizations and administrators. Equally at home coaching the 10-year-old lead in “Cinderella” as presenting at the Kennedy Center, Cindy’s reputation is singular in scope and dimension.
Cindy fervently believes that all individuals are inherently creative. Her passion for excellence is her trademark as she celebrates the spirit within all of us.