ABOUT MY WORK
Lynn Modell/Making Dances was founded in 2015 to create accessible works for everyone, including people who say they 'can't understand' modern dance. Her pieces often portray humorous moments of everyday life we can all recognize, perhaps even changing our point of view. That might include challenging the status quo, the frustrations of dating . . . or trying to look cool in a disco even when that's obviously a lost cause! Lynn's work has been commissioned by Across the Ages Dance Project, and has been featured at Boston University, The Dance Complex and Green Street Studios (Cambridge, MA), and the Phantom Theater in Warren, Vermont.
Lynn Modell is a dancer/choreographer/teacher known for deft use of humor which imbues both her teaching and choreography. After graduation from Adelphi University, Lynn moved to Boston where she founded Kineticompany with three other Adelphi alumnae. She also danced with several companies in Boston including Benita Bike's DanceArt Company, Susan Rose and Danceworks, and Boston Dance Collective. After teaching ballet and jazz at Boston University, Lynn taught dance and choreography at Brookline High School for 27 years, serving for 13 years as Chair of Performing Arts. She received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at Brookline High School in 2000 and the Dance Educator of the Year award from the Massachusetts Association of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 2004. She now teaches dance to adults at United Parish in Brookline. Lynn presented the first dance performance of her choreography, Every Body Dances, in April 2018 and The Cocktail Party in April 2019.