Lynn McMurrey

Associate Professor Of Dance

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  • B.A., Political Science, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1960-64.
  • M.A., California State University at Long Beach - Dance Education (1999-2001)
  • In France and California, studied Ballet with Rosella Hightower, Jose Ferran, Arlette
    Castinier, Gene Marinaccio, 1964-67.
  • In France, studied modern Dance with; Yurico, Francoise Verdier, Cathleen De Epenoy,
    Jean Jarrel, 1965-69.
  • In France and California, studied Jazz with; Valerie Camille, Jonnne Stoyer, Taley Beaty,
    Claude Thompson, Matt Mattox, 1967-1970.
  • In California studied movement therapy related to dancers,1977-80.
  • Los Angeles, California (1977-1983) -"Hands on" study of reeducation with stroke

Dance Career Activities (Foreign)

  • Performed with Yves Montand on the stage of the Comedie Francaise - Paris 1965
  • Jacques Brel live at the Olympia Theater - Paris 1996
  • Master Classes in Movement for the blind and deaf.
  • Choreographed TV series "Musique-Musique", & "Feu et Flamme" for French Television
  • Choreographer of the Marseille Opera Ballet (1969-197l).
  • Choreographed for The Cannes Casino (1972-1975).
  • Choreographed and starred in the French TV series "L' Age en Fleur".
  • Founded Movement Associations and taught in the following European cities; Paris,
    Cannes, Lyon, Nice, Grenoble, Macon, Annecy, Marseilles, Valencia, Barcelona, Palma,
    Brussels, Geneva, and Megeve.
  • Consultant for the French Olympic Gymnastics and ice skating teams.
  • Choreographed Major works for the French Modern dance company "Resonance" - 1986.
  • Organized a cultural exchange between the Peoples Republic of China and The United

Dance Career Activities (USA)

  • Lead role in; "Tobacco Road", "Time Out for Ginger", "The Happy Time", "Time of the
    Cuckoo" - in Windham Playhouse, New Hampshire, 1954-55.
  • Danced in the - NBC - Elvis Presley (l968) &. Lena Horne (l969) TV Special.
  • Danced in the Universal Studios film "Sweet Charity".
  • Choreographed the Metro Media "Sajid Khan" TV Special (1968).
  • Choreographed the Glendale Music Theater productions of; "The Sound of Music",
    "Oklahoma", "The Music Man" (1981-82).
  • Choreographed the Multimedia "Kaleidoscope" stage show for the opening of the MGM
    Grand Hotel in Las Vegas (1993)

Awards & Honors

  • Was given the "Coquard de France" by the French Ministry of Education and Sports -
  • Received the "Education Seal" from the University of Brussels, Belgium - 1975.
  • Given the Medal of the City of Carcassone, France - 1980.
  • Awarded the "Peace Medal" from the city of Tianjin, China -1988.
  • Granted the "Distinguished faculty Award" for 1991 by The Academic Senate of Glendale
  • Teacher of the year by The Associated Student Body Of Glendale College.
  • The teacher of the Year by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.
  • Commendation by the County Of Los Angeles.
  • Represented in WHO'S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT.
  • Represented in WHO'S WHO IN EDUCATION.

Career Activities in Education

  • Associate Professor at Glendale Community College.
  • Chairperson Glendale College Dance Department
  • Co-Wrote the Dance Curriculum of Glendale Community College.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Disabled Students Center of Glendale College
  • Member of the 1984 Olympic Committee for Special Events.
  • Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Video Prescriptions Inc.
  • Co-wrote the humanities course "Kaleidoscope" for Glendale College.
  • Developed a dance course for disabled students (Structural Reintegration through Dance Movement).
  • Developed and administer an International Dance Masters Seminar each summer for
    students of Glendale College in Megeve, France.
  • Member of the Humanities Outreach Committee for the Glendale and Burbank school
  • Artistic Director of the Glendale Repertory Dance Theater.
  • Member of the Glendale College Arts Council Task Force.
  • Past President of the Glendale College CFT Guild (Local 2276).
  • Senator At Large for The Glendale College Academic Senate.
  • Member of the Cultural Affairs Department Dance Grants Panel, for the City of Los
    Angeles (1995-1996).
  • President of the Glendale College Academic Senate - (1996 -1998)
  • Vice President of the Glendale College Guild - (1999-2000)
  • Member of the Board of "Jazz Dance L.A." - a non profit organization
  • President of the Glendale College Guild - (2000 - 2004)
  • Glendale College Staff Development Officer - (2004 - 2008)
  • Dance Department Chairperson - (1994-2008)
  • Emeritus Professor of Dance - (2009 - present)

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