About Lynne

Currently an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University, Lynne also maintains a busy professional career as a Director/Choreographer. At the University Lynne recently directed and choreographed Nine, Cabaret, A Chorus Line and two seasons of “The New Musical Project” as well as created the choreography for one of the “pilot” Amateur productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, Carousel and Urinetown. As a Director/Choreographer, Lynne is a proud member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and has over three hundred productions to her credit including direction and/or choreography for Aida, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Blood Brothers, Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, The Merry Widow, The King and I, Copacabana, Swing!, Anything Goes, Grease, Forever Plaid, Smokey Joe’s Café, The World Goes Round and Cole at ArtparkWest Side Story (Tennie Award for Choreography), Evita and Ain’t Misbehavin’ for the Tennessee Repertory Theatre in NashvilleThe Full MontyA Chorus LineMy Fair Lady, and Tommy (Director/Choreographer) for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, six seasons of the award winning Christmas in The Smokies for Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, On the Town for the University of the Arts at the Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia, South Pacific for the Heritage Repertory Theatre in Virginia and over 25 productions for the University at Buffalo including the first regional production of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Lynne has taught master classes in Theatre Dance for numerous organizations, including the Dance Masters of America National Teachers’ Training School, Moscow’s Third Annual Music Theatre Festival, The Southeast Theatre Conference, the Music Theatre Educators Alliance International Conference in Europe (Denmark and Germany), Dance Masters of Texas, Dance Masters of Ohio, Dance Masters of Michigan, and Dance Masters of the Carolinas. She is a sixteen-time nominee and six-time recipient of the Buffalo New York Artvoice Artie Award in the areas of direction and choreography, received the 2004 Artvoice Career Achievement Award, a 2006 Katherine Cornell Award for her choreographic work on Musicalfare’s Urinetown, the 2005 Milton Plesur Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University at Buffalo, was named the 1996 “Individual Artist of the Year” by the Buffalo and Erie County Council on the Arts, was a Co-recipient of the Elon College Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2007, and was inducted into the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Fine Arts Wall of Honor. Lynne is also an accomplished performer and a member of the Actors Equity Association (Lynne Van Remmen). Her last on-stage credit was at Universal Studios Florida where she was part of the 1990 opening team of actors.