Dance Instructor | Ballet, Hula, Tahitian, Bellydance, Samba
Kinikia (Cynthia Lin) founded DC Hippodrome Variety Show Ent., LLC in 2009 and incorporated the company in 2010 as an LLC in Virginia. In 2011-2012, she performed over 150 shows as a soloist, for duets and group numbers in over six states and countless cities on the east coast. She specializes in Polynesian dance arts, Belly Dance, fire performance (although she no longer wishes to perform fire dance due to the restrictions of local codes) and Brazilian Carnivale dance.
Kinikia performs solo performances in Hawaiian Luau (Hula, Tahitian, New Zealand, Tokelau dances), Belly Dance, and Samba. She also offers online classes for children through Outschool and teaches in her local community.
Background in dance – Kinikia performed freelance dance since after graduating from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts degree and Writing Minor. She was able to put her child-centered background in teaching towards a successful Toddler Ballet program at Glen Echo Park, 2006-2015 where she also taught Belly Dance, Hula Dance, Pilates, Toddler Yoga, and Hip Hop with a Breakdance emphasis.
Kinikia was featured in St. Thomas’ first Belly Dance concert with Jasmin Jahal of Chicago in 2005.
In 2002 Kinikia joined Synetic Theater. She performed in the premiere of a play entitled Host and Guest in DC at the Stanislavsky Theater as Nestani which received rave reviews.
In 2003 she joined the only traveling dance and theater company that toured via tall ship across the world for their production of “Red Tides” performed on board the ship the Amara Zee the Caravan Stage Company. The performance took place on the deck which was transformed into a stage while docked at over 20 cities including:
Jacksonville, Fl – Erie, PA
Baltimore, MD- St.Louis
MO- Traverse City, MI
Canada- Lafitte, LA & Norfolk
VA plus many more.
She performed fire dance, modern dance, and acrobatics while dancing
on a moving tower and off of the ship itself.
Kinikia performed with the Silk Road Dance Company. She performed group and solo dances with the company in high profile venues such as:
The Kennedy Center
The National Theater
The Egyptian Embassy
George Washington University and many more
Her corps dance performance with the Silk Road Dance Company was from 2003-2005. She was a guest artist for the second production of Haft Paykar reprising her role as the Sandalwood Princess and as a guest artist for the Asian Cup Opening Ceremonies held in Doha, Qatar in 2010.
For the latter decade, Kinikia has performed across the East Coast of the USA with DC Hippodrome Variety Show and affiliates. She has performed at National Games, casinos, and private-sanctioned government galas. She continues to teach with Outschool and is working on a large line of dance video tutorials available at Udemy (coming soon).
Other dance style interests include Hoop dance and Aerial dance.