Lynne Grossman has been a member of the ballet dance faculty at Montclair State University since 2006 and is currently the Dance Auditions Coordinator. Ms. Grossman also had the pleasure to serve as rehearsal director for the Urban Bush Women’s “Stomp Dance” during the 2009-2010 MSU dance concert season.
Ms Grossman danced with the Garden State Ballet, Israel Ballet, Austin Ballet Theatre, Sharir Modern Dance Company & the Texas National Dance Theatre in Austin as co-founder and director of the Dance Theatre Academy. Lynne danced principal roles in classics such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Cinderella”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, and performed Balanchine works including “Serenade”, “Symphony in C”, “Concerto Borocco” and “Valse Fantasie”. She also performed works by choreographers such as Doug Verone, David Parsons and many original pieces by contemporary artists. At Radio City Music Hall, Lynne performed in over 300 shows as both a ballet and jazz dancer.
Lynne received her early training with Fred Danieli. Upon the arrival of master teacher Gabriela Darvash to the U.S. in the early 1970’s, Lynne was fortunate to be one of the first students to study under her watchful and skilled eye, learning a methodical, scientific and artistic presentation of the Vagonova technique. Lynne also studied ballet with Murielle Brianne, Oleg Briansky, Maggie Black, Richard Gibson, Ben Harkarvy, Robert Christopher, Stanley Hall, and Lambros Lambrou.
For the past 25 years, Lynne has consistently choreographed for student concerts, lecture demonstrations, and summer workshop productions. She has choreographed for professional theatre and opera including productions of “The Merry Widow”, “The Red Shoes” and “Grease”. Her work has often included coaching professional dancers for roles in classical and contemporary performance.
In addition to her devoted teaching at MSU, Ms. Grossman continues to teach in the northern New Jersey community as Guest Artist for The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts in Denville, and is on faculty at New Jersey Ballet, Front-n-Center for Performing Arts, and Sharron Miller Academy for Performing Arts. For five summers, Lynne taught at the South Carolina’s Governor’s School for the Arts catering to gifted and talented young dancers. In 1993 she received the College of Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award from The University of Texas at Austin. During her years in Texas, she also taught at the American Deaf Dance Company, and Ballet Austin Academy.
After her performing career, Ms. Grossman is pleased to have completed her BFA in Dance at Montclair State University.