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Lynda P. Fitzgerald

Lynda P. Fitzgerald

Lynda Plavin Fitzgerald

Coordinator, Performing Arts-Dance

Director, AACC Dance Company

 Accomplishments

  • Created and implemented the dance curriculum and the dance major at AACC. 
  • Founder and Director of the AACC Dance Company
  • Established a service learning component at AACC, enabling the dancers to give mini-performances at multiple Anne Arundel County public schools. 
  • Grant Partner with AACPS allowing accomplished AACC dance students to choreograph and be compensated for setting works on the AACPS students for performance.
  • Established the AACC Youth Dance Festival and Youth Dance Instruction program through continuing education.
  • Served over ten years on boards of Maryland Council for Dance (President 2002-2005), and Ballet Theatre of Maryland (Vice President 1998-99)
  • AACC Distinguished Service Award for exceptional contributions and significant changes affecting the total college community.
  • NISOD recipient for teaching excellence.
  • Kauffman Award for Performing Arts (first recipient)
  • AACC Department of Public Safety Commendation for Outstanding Service to the College Community.

Education

  • M.A.: Stanford University in Education with a concentration in dance
  • B.A.:  Connecticut College in English and Dance

Experience

  • Studied with Winthrop Cory, Daniel Nagrin, Lenore Latimer, Mel Wong, Marcus Schulkind, Juan Valenzuela, Inga Weiss.
  • Master classes and performances throughout the United States. 
  • Faculty member, scholarship instructor, and adjudicator for the Maryland State Dance Festival.
  • Performed professionally with "The Great American Entertainment Company" (live and on national television): Los Angeles, CA 
  • Guest Artist: California, Utah, Texas, Maine, New Mexico, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey
  • Taught dance at Stanford University “STARTS” program. 
  • Former full-time dance faculty at West Virginia University; directed a university dance company and choreographed for the Women’s Division I Varsity Gymnastics Team. 
  • Commissioned to set works on several schools and companies in Maryland, Maine, California, and Virginia.