Lynn M. Bobzin

Lynn M. Bobzin–Dance Director

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Lynn holds a BA cum laude (’09) in Theater and Dance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and an MFA (’13) in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. While at the University of Utah, she instructed Dance Composition, Beginning Modern for the Musical Theatre Program, Contact Improvisation, Hip Hop, and developed a new course for the department curriculum, The History and Theory of Hip Hop. Lynn has taught master classes at the University of Panama, the National Dance School of Panama, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has also worked and trained with nationally and internationally recognized artists such as Netta Yerushalmy, Miguel Gutierrez, Elena Demyanenko, Yannis Adoniou, Stephen Koester, Johannes Wieland, and Andrea Miller. As a guest artist choreographer, her work has been presented for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s X-fest 3.0, SIUE’s Dance in Concert, the American College Dance Festival, and most recently for Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (St. Louis) in 2016 and 2017. As a freelance artist in Chicago, her choreography has been presented with Chicago Moving Company’s D49/Dances for $9.99, Inaside Chicago Dance’s Choreographic Sponsorship Event, Rephrase Dance Collective, The Laboratory Dancers, Alliance Dance Company’s Kaleidoscope Choreographic Festival, Joel Hall Dancers & Center Dances in The Hall, and Core Project/Side Street Studio Arts’ Going Dutch Festival. Past awards and accolades include Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities (2009), The Alcine Wiltz Award in Dance (2009, 2007), Outstanding Dance Student Choreography Award (2008), and the Ann B. Carlson Award (2007). Lynn is currently working towards completion of her 200-Hr RYT certification through Zen Yoga Garage in Chicago, IL. With over a decade of teaching experience, her teaching focuses on how her students can access ownership and empowerment within their dancing while learning safe, kinesiological centered techniques for the body. Lynn strives to create a classroom environment full of empathy and community while pursuing the joyous rigor of movement.