Cynthia has been an actor and performer in Sacramento since 1993. She was a long-time member of the highly successful performing ensemble, StoryVoices. Speakman, who holds a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, has taught after-school theatre arts at Leonardo da Vinci School since 2000. She has also worked with the Any Given Child program in the Twin Rivers and Sacramento City School Districts. She also taught with the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Model Arts Program Robla School District for two years. Additionally, Cynthia has participated in the Seminar Planning Effective Residencies for Students offered by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as various workshops for Teaching Artists offered through the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC). Cynthia has found OnStage to be the most enlightening and heartfelt experience of her life.