Lynn (BA, MA, MFA) began her career in arts administration in New York City where she worked under the tutelage of Mara Greenberg and Ivan Sygoda at Pentacle (DanceWorks), Inc. While there she worked with emerging iconic artists such as Mark Morris, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Eiko and Koma. Following Pentacle, she became Director of Finance for the Mark Morris Dance Group and oversaw the capital campaign to build their building in Brooklyn.
In 2005, moving to the Cunningham Dance Foundation, she became their Chief Financial Officer and was part of a team that conceived and implemented Merce Cunningham’s unique legacy plan. As the Cunningham Foundation was closing, the Trustees of the Merce Cunningham Trust asked Lynn to open an office and create an administrative structure for licensing and promotion of the work of Merce Cunningham. She was instrumental in that transition, serving as executive director for five years.
During her Cunningham years she administered the transition of the Cunningham Archival Collection to the Dance Division of the New York Performing Arts Library. Subsequently she became involved in researching and editing that collection in collaboration with the Library. She has archived the Nancy Meehan Collection and is currently in the process of inventorying the archive of Impulses Dance Theatre Arts (Margaret Beals).
Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Dance and a masters of arts degree from the University of Iowa. After school she taught dance in the theatre departments of Illinois Wesleyan University, Drake University and Simpson College. Curious about the actor’s process (movement needs), she attended Case Western Reserve University obtaining a master’s of fine arts degree in Dance and Theater. Post graduation Lynn was the Director of Dance for the Theatre Department of the University of Virginia in the beautiful town of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lynn has served on the boards of the Des Moines Ballet (Secretary), American Dance Guild (Treasurer), Nancy Meehan Dance Company, Pentacle (DanceWorks) Inc. (Treasurer), Foundation for Independent Artists and Unique Projects Inc. (President).
Also a choreographer, she has presented works in New York at the Merce Cunningham Studio, DIA Center for the Arts, the 92nd Street Y and the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She has danced with the Nancy Meehan Dance Company and was co-director and choreographer with EM/R Dance Co., presenting five New York seasons.
Lynn is a dance researcher and has a passion for preserving American dance of the 20th century.