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Lynne Grossman has been a member of the dance faculty at Montclair State University since 2006 and is currently the Dance Admissions Coordinator, Department Ballet Coordinator, and Co-Director of the MSU Works A Foot and Dance Works concerts. Ms. Grossman has had the pleasure of serving as Rehearsal Director for Urban Bush Women’s “Stomp Dance” in 2009 and Pat Graney's "Colleen Ann" in 2015.
Ms Grossman danced with the Garden State 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. Ms. Grossman was also a company member of the Israel Ballet in Tel Aviv, touring Israel and the United States. She has danced as a guest artist with Ballet Austin, and in companies in Connecticut, Iowa, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, Tx. Lynne has 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 Merce Cunningham. During her time in Austin, Texas, she collaborated and performed many original pieces with artists like Jose Bustamante, Yacov Sharir, Diana Prechter, and Kay Braden. At Radio City Music Hall, Lynne performed in over 300 shows as a jazz and ballet dancer.
Lynne received her early training with Fred Danieli. Upon the arrival of master teacher Gabriela Darvash to the U.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 Maggie Black, Murielle Brianne, Oleg Briansky, Robert Christopher, Richard Gibson, Stanley Hall, Ben Harkarvy, and Lambros Lambrou.
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 teaches in the northern New Jersey dance community. She has been ballet teacher for The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts in Denville since 2005, and has been on faculty at New Jersey Ballet, and Sharron Miller Academy for Performing Arts, Dance Academy of North Jersey and Class Act Performing Arts Studio. During her years in Texas, she taught at the American Deaf Dance Company, Austin Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Austin Academy. For five summers, Lynne taught at the South Carolina’s Governor’s School for the Arts at Furman University catering to gifted and talented young dancers. At the University of Texas at Austin, she received the College of Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award.
After her performing career, Ms. Grossman completed her BFA in Dance at Montclair State University.