Lynn Bowman’s body of work is rooted in her belief that the moving body is a document of time, experience and place, and that dance is a means of defining and interpreting the world. Dance should tap into the vein of humankind, to explore both the personal and the societal in order to create a relevant and textured body of art for the 21st century. The story, the telling gesture, and the close observation of human interactions: these are what lead to an informed and intricate choreography.
Lynn Bowman grew up in Iowa and started her dance training at Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a BA in Theater/Dance and studied in London at Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance receiving a (DDS) Diploma in Dance Studies. She attended the University of Iowa as an Iowa Arts Fellow and completed her MFA in Dance with a specialization in Choreography. Lynn is also a 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher.
Lynn danced professionally for several years in Washington DC area and taught dance at The Catholic University of America, Dance Place and for a variety of outreach dance programs for DC public schools. Lynn headed a dance program at Shelton State Community College and was a University of Alabama Blount Teaching Fellow while also choreographing and developing new projects in Alabama and other parts South. While living in Minnesota Lynn was on the dance faculty at Minnesota State University, Zenon Dance Company and School and Young Dance.
M.F.A., Dance, The University of Iowa
B.A., Theatre/Dance, Luther College
D.D.S, Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance (UK)
Visiting Assistant Professor
My career at Alma began in
Modern Dance, Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Dance Choreography, Yoga for Dancers