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Lynette Kessler

EDUCATION
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor M.F.A. in Dance
      Rackham Graduate Teaching Fellowship Award and Thesis Grant Award

York University, Toronto B.F.A. in Dance, Special Honors

WORK EXPERIENCE
Life Embodied, Producer A documentary film that explores the radical and restorative role dance can play in healing our modern, fractured world. 

Dance Camera West Dance Film Festival, Los Angeles
Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Curator
Launched at the Getty Center in 2002 Dance Camera West became one of the world’s foremost dance film festivals. For ten years provided executive leadership, strategic planning, and program management. Produced print, video, web collateral; developed board of directors; created comprehensive fundraising strategy, oversaw marketing, community outreach and audience development, operational, financial and administrative management; built and sustained positive donor and community relations; active member of international network; curated media programming. 

BodyScape Productions
Independent Producer, Owner Produced and directed dance videos. Dance videos were official selections in film festivals and broadcast Produced Dance Camera West Film Festival trailers and development videos

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stanford University
Guest Lecturer SCREENDANCE: A New Visual Language Presenter and curator of dance media program.

University of California Los Angeles
Guest Lecturer Dance Media
UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance

California Institute for the Arts
Guest Lecturer Dance Media
CalArts Interdisciplinary Studies

Continuum Movement Authorized Teacher
Weekly classes and workshops at UCLA, California Institute for the Arts, The Deepak Chopra Institute, Highways Performance Space, LA Theater Works-incarcerated youth project, etc.

1983