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Cynthia Bernard

Cynthia Bernard has family roots in the marching arts–her grandmother was the founder and director of Les Étoiles d’Ors de Laval Drum Corps and Color Guard, where her parents met while in their teens.

Cynthia has marched with several groups in Quebec in A Class, Open Class, and World Class, as well as the Syracuse Brigadiers and Hawthorne Caballeros in the summer. Her love and involvement in color guard influenced her university studies, too.She holds a Bachelor’s degree from l’Université du Québec à Montréal in Cultural Research and Animation which deepened her knowledge of group management, creative development, and human resources. While studying,she also worked at ‘’La federation des Associations musicales du Québec’’ (the Quebec equivalent to WGI) and nowserves on their board.

After graduating, Cynthia joined Cirque du Soleil at the age of 25 in their Special Events Department where she worked as a Production Coordinator and Creation State Manager, where she had the chance to work alongside amazing artists, coaches, and creators. In that position, Cynthia learned how tour directors and artistic directors succeeded in managing their creative team and their artists to achieve their very best, every time.

As for her drum corps and color guard career, Cynthia started teaching in scholastic A where she was a Designer and Caption Head for 10 years. Nine years ago, she joined Les Eclipses de Longueuil as a tech and the following year became Caption Head and Co-Designer alongside Paul Gélinas. She also joined the Caballeros instructional team for four seasons as a tech and choreographer. Cynthia is now the Designer of Les Eclipses Open and Director of Les Eclipses, where she manages four junior programs and one senior program.

Most recently, Cynthia became the proud owner of La lainerie Lépine, the oldest yarn shop in Montreal.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 7

9:00am CDT