Cybele Zufolo is a graduate of Columbia University Teachers College with a Masters Degree in English, and a grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Currently, she teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Cybele was an Adjunct Instructor of Literature and Poetry at the City University of New York’s Borough of Manhattan Community College since 2006, and the New York Institute of Technology since 2007.
Cybele authored Ocean Sounds in New York: Poetry and Non-Fiction Prose on Dance, Family, Love, Identity and Performance. She’s a former dancer with the New York City Ballet where she danced for seven years growing up, and also danced in Japan and in off-Broadway plays. Her poetry has appeared in Out of Our Poetry Magazine, Passages on the Lake, Sparkle and Blink, BMCC Inquirer, and Sacred Grounds. Cybele has also acted in films, television, commercials and voice-overs.
She is the founder and curator of Word Performances reading series, and performs original work based on her life.