Lynne Price Holds an MFA in Dance from University of Maryland, College Park and is currently a Visiting Instructor in Movement and Modern Dance at Saint Mary's College of Maryland, as well as the founder of Baltimore Dance Independent Artists, a .
Adjunct Faculty at UMD. At the University of Maryland, Lynne has taught undergraduate classes in modern, improvisation, dance history and theory and a 400 level contact improvisation course. In April 2014, Lynne was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award through UMD. Lynne has also taught guest Master Classes at UMBC, University of Maryland, and Goucher College.
Lynne is a dancer-performer-improviser-choreographer-educator-activist-movement artist working in the Baltimore/DC area since 2009. They have studied and performed improvisation and contact improvisation locally and internationally. Since graduating from Goucher College in 2009, they have worked with The Collective, Effervescent Collective, withhart.dance.projects, the Baltimore Composers Forum, Klein/Prince, BROS, Sharon Mansur, PEARSONWIDRIG DANCE THEATRE, Adriane Fang, Angie Hauser and Chris Aiken, among many others. Their work has been presented at Dance Place, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Movement Research in NYC, The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, Blue Hill Consolidated School in Blue Hill, Maine, Baltimore Theatre Project, The Creative Alliance, 2640 St Paul Space, The Metro Gallery, Lof/T, Patapsco State Park, Peabody Heights Brewery, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Copy Cat, Autograph Playhouse, E.M.P., The Whole Gallery at H+H, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, the MICA Graduate Student Center and on the streets.
Lynne has taught workshops in improvisation, contact improvisation, modern dance, creative process, site-specific dance making, somatic practices and contemplative dance practices at Goucher College, MAHPERD, the Mercury Theatre, for The Collective, for Effervescent Collective, for UMBC, for UMD, and at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center among others.
Lynne currently teaches Movement Research classes twice a week at Church on the Square in Canton.
Lynne was commissioned to create a performance installation for the BMA's opening celebration for the Coming Home exhibition in October, 2015.
Lynne is currently working to bring the Baltimore dance community together. They started a Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/findingdanceinbaltimore/) for sharing classes and performances and articles about everything dance related in baltimore. They are also meeting with the lead organizer for Durham Independent Dance Artist (http://www.didaseason.com) to discuss the potential of implementing something similar or possibly related to the Durham group in Baltimore.
Lynne's work is often heavily influenced by Depth Psychology and is politically charged and explores gender issues ranging from very subtle to extremely overt. Lynne aims to offer their vulnerability to audiences as an example as well as a challenge to conventional norms. Lynne's thesis, Sharing a Dance with You, premiered at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in October 2014 and was remounted in Baltimore in June 2015 at the Creative Alliance and again as part of the Charm City Fringe Festival at Church & Co. in November 2016.
Lynne is a passionate activist, educator, performer and choreographer. They feel very strongly about using art as a way to investigate the self, identity and community as well as a means for facilitating change.