Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, chicken, celery and cherries; mix well.
In blender container, combine vinegar, apple juice, sugar, dry mustard and celery salt; blend until well mixed. With blender running, slowly add oil; blend until thick. Add mayonnaise and poppy seed; blend on low speed just until mixed.
Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Fold in almonds.