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Lyn Presher Crandall

Mrs. Lyn Crandall comes to us with over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She then went on to perform with Arkansas Dance Theatre Company.  Ms. “Lyn” studied jazz, ballet, and tap for 10 years with Ms. “Dot” Callanen. 

In addition to performing with the Arkansas Repertory Theater in “Godspell,” she toured the state of Arkansas dancing the role of Karen in “The Red Shoes.”  In College she received acting awards for her role as Sally Boles in “Cabaret,” and was nominated for an Irene Acting Award.  She performed in “Ready to Be a Wiseman,”  which won a CINE award directed by Robert Clem, and produced by Dill Productions, and an ADDY award for her performance in a national commercial for mental health.

She studied acting in Washington D. C. with Eric Morris Actors' Ensemble, The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, and The Shakespeare Theatre at The Folger Acting Conservatory.  While in D.C., she studied dance with “The Joy of Motion Dance Company.”  She performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the production of “Sleeping Beauty.” While in the D.C. area, she danced in the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” in Maryland, and as Ariel in “The Tempest” in Virginia.

She danced and acted in over 15 productions with The Birmingham Children’s Theatre in Alabama, one of which was “The Nightingale.”
While in Birmingham, Lyn performed with Edward Mulhare in “My Fair Lady,” along with Richard Klein, and Patty Davis in “The Pajama Game.” She went on to dance the role of Tiger Lily in “Peter Pan.”

Singing and dancing took her on an International Caribbean tour with the United States Department of Defense with the Broadway Musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.”  She is trained to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and theatre acting.  She has worked as a director, choreographer, actor, and instructor throughout her successful career. Lyn has countless experience working with children as well as adults. 

Ms. Lyn comes to us from Little Rock after leaving her successful dance program of 13 years teaching in private schools in Arkansas.  We are pleased and excited to have Ms. Lyn join us with her talent, and love of teaching dance, at the Sun Valley Ballet School.