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 grew up in Bettendorf, 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 for Music & Dance, receiving a Professional Diploma in Dance Studies. Lynn danced for several years in Washington DC with Carla & Company and BosmaDance, she taught dance at Catholic University of America, Dance Place and for a variety of outreach dance programs for DC public schools. She attended the University of Iowa as an Iowa Arts Fellow and completed her MFA in Dance Choreography in 2009. Residing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 2009-2011 Lynn helped start a dance program at Shelton State Community College and was a University of Alabama Blount Fellow while also choreographing and develop new projects in Alabama and other parts south. While dancing and choreographing in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2011-2014 Lynn taught for Young Dance, Zenon Dance Company School and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Currently, Lynn is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Alma College in Alma, Michigan.