Fifteen years ago, Antioch College alumna Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène ’75 was in the middle of moving back to New York City with her husband and daughter as she was trying to get her career in opera off the ground. She was finishing up her doctorate in Slavic studies, but felt the need to do more.
“I needed a job,” she said. “So I made a list of all the things I could possibly do—teach French, teach Russian, teach dance, teach voice, etc.”
Nothing was obvious to Bellen-Berthézène until she took a look at her daughter. “People were constantly surprised by her storehouse of knowledge and genial manner, so I thought, ‘Why don’t I just teach other people’s kids what I taught my own?’” she said… Read More