SCHWAB was a founding
member and Dance Captain of California's Taps, Ltd. ("a homegrown,
kinetic, innovative ensemble...the group has created a thriving rhythm
tap scene that is known throughout the nation..." --Santa Barbara Jazz
Society "Jazzette"). With Taps, Ltd., Lynn performed throughout California
including LA's tap dance day festivities and in Santa Barbara's well-known
Summer Solstice Celebration. In addition to performing, Lynn and
California Taps, Ltd. choreographed and produced the first through
fifth of Santa Barbara's Annual National Tap Dance Day Celebration.
For that event The Santa Barbara News-Press reported: "there were nearly
1,000 people at one seating, applauding and shouting encouragement and
approval throughout a 2 1/2 hour show of tap dance produced by Santa
Barbara's Taps, Ltd. [It] put many in the audience on the edges of
their seats and fairly took their breath away."
Since coming to New York in
1997, Lynn Schwab has performed with Billy Siegenfeld's Jump Rhythm
Jazz Project at the Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse and showcased
her choreography at Jacob's Pillow. Recently Lynn had the honor
of performing as a soloist with The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin during
their NYC appearance.
Currently Lynn is a member
of both The Tap Collective, a group of New York tappers bringing
fresh ideas and interpretations to tap dance, and Feraba, an imaginative
dance and music company that blends tap and African dance with the rhythms
of West African music. With these two groups Lynn has had the opportunity
to perform at such notable NYC venues as Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors,
Town Hall, Off-Broadway's La MaMa, the World Festival
2000 and at the International Street Performers Festival.
Lynn also had the pleasure
of being frequent guest performer at Barbara Duffy's Tap Dance & Jazz
Brunch at Zinno's in NYC and can be seen swinging at Buster
Brown's Sunday Tap Jam at Swing 46 in Times Square.
Lynn's rich dance experience
includes studying with tap masters Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, Jeannie
Hill, Mark Mendonca, and Sam Weber as well as studying modern dance (Albert
Reid, Miguel Lopez) and jazz dance (Billy Siegenfeld, Jeannie Carlson).
She shares her vast knowledge and experience with her own students at
Steps on Broadway, Ballet Arts, and Manhattan Motion
in NYC. She has taught at Broadway Dance Center and New Jersey's
"Theatre Arts Dance Academy" and continues to teach regularly at
workshops in New York, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Minnesota.
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"Lynn Schwab's sassy, jazzy
style and her musicality illuminate the stage. Her dancing radiates a
"Outstanding among McLeod's
many talented dancers [is] Lynn Schwab."
--The Santa Barbara Independent
"These four women of the Tap
Collective (and Lynn Schwab) displayed a versatility of choreographic
ability and dance repertoires in Blue Rondo a La Turk where sultry body
movement of blues was interchanged with vibrant rhythm of jazz."
--Pat Howard, The ITA