Meet Ms. Lynn Kuti, Front Street Dance Center Artistic Director

Lynn started training when she was nine years old at a Park District and later moved to a Ballet School. Lynn studied the Vagnova Method of Ballet from Ballet Master Mr. Cominski formerly of the Russian Ballet. Also at that time Lynn studied Jazz and Tap from Bill Gary the former choreographer for the June Taylor Dancers. As Lynn expanded her ballet training she completed her teacher’s certification training in Checetti with former Joffery Ballerina Maureen Mylan. While Lynn attended College of DuPage specializing in theater, she began teaching ballet, tap and jazz. After completing school she began to perform professionally with Bill Gary’s Dance Company. Although she excelled with her professional performing career teaching was what she was born to do. While teaching she continued to study the Vagnova Method of Ballet at Lou Conti’s Dance studio as well as Tap from Tap Masters Lane Alexander and Bruce Stegman. Always keeping up with the latest and newest trends Lynn is always expanding her repertoire by attending teacher’s workshops and master classes.

Lynn has choreographed shows for Daily Plaza Artist’s in Residence, Disney World Magic Music Performances, Taste of Chicago, United Center Pre-Game Show for the Chicago Bulls, Oz Festival, Sheffield Garden Walk, Navy Pier Children’s Museum, A Special Performance for Governor Jim Edgar, Navy Pier Family Fun Days, The Mayor’s Cup Soccer Events, Lincoln Avenue Arts Festival, Old Town Arts Festival, Sox Park Kids Days Events, Addison Trail High Schools production of Oliver, Energy Source National Dance Company, The Broadway Bound Dance Company and the Marquis Dance Company. In addition to her many choreography commitments Lynn was the technical coach with the Bartlett High School Dance Team for two years. Lynn is currently choreographing pieces for the N.Y.T.B.C. (Not Your Typical Ballet Company) dance company.

Lynn has received choreography awards from Disney World’s Magic Music Program, Chicago Dance Connection, Footlights National Dance Competition, Creation Dance, Footloose International Dance Competition, and Hall of Fame Dance Competition.

Lynn helped open The Front Street Dance Center with the idea that all children should be able to achieve their dreams in dance. Her goal is to provide the best possible dance education, as well as a positive, fun atmosphere. Lynn believes anyone can learn to dance. She believes the real art of teaching dance is to teach the students to love what they are doing, give them a sense of pride and accomplishment as well as self-confidence and allow them to be the best they can be.