About Moving West Dance Theatre


Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz, Founder & Artistic Director


“a town treasure – 1989 Metrowest Daily News

… program “marked by intelligence and a terrific mix of music” – Boston Globe1992


Hi Lynne,

Just wanted to let you know again(!) how much I enjoyed your show!

The unspeakable beauty of your photography…the initmacy, humor and joy of the dance…

the depth of the music…Thank you for a night of Creativity, Inspiration and Excellence!!!

You’re a Gem!!!

Love, Katherine M – 2010

(to a MWest dancer) “I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your performance last week! I came on Friday. I was impressed with the artistry and creativity , choreography and professionalism!  I told “our” class this past Thursday how much I enjoyed your performance!!!”  – Tony Williams, Founder, Artistic Director, BalletRox, Boston, 2010

Moving West Repertory Dance Theater was founded at PAC in 1988 to create, produce and perform diverse contemporary danceworks which foster artistic collaboration. Moving West was once named “A Town Treasure” by the MetroWest Daily News. Under the artistic direction of founder Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz, Moving West has performed throughout New England and collaborated with musicians, WomanSpirit Drummers, John Pledger, Robert Kyr, Thomas Oboe Lee, and Dennis Miller, and choreographers Anne Lemos Edgerton, Michelle Clancy, Brandi Lochiatto, Amy Zell Ellsworth, Ruth Benson Levin and Sam Costa. The programs are “marked by intelligence and a terrific mix of music,” Boston Globe.


Dance background of the Artistic Director:


  • Modern – Jennifer Muller, Maida Withers, Jeri Houlihan, Amy Zell Ellsworth, Jan Van Dyke, Thom Molinaro, Beverly Brown, Susan Rose, Marcus Schulkind
  • Ballet – Sam Kurjian, Margot Parsons, Kitty Daniels, Leo Geurard, Ruth Benson, Kristin Beckwith, Chris Anderson
  • Theatre – Jean Mattox, Lee Theodore, Thom Molinaro, Becky Arnold
  • Choreography – Bessie Schoenberg


  • Moving West Repertory Dance Theatre, principal dancer and choreographer, 1987-present
  • “Reunion”, video-drama distributed to local community cable by Linda Beckendorf-Lowy, 1987
  • “Mobile Units”, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, choreography by Nancy Marsh, 1986
  • “Why Hannah’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down”, Wellesley Players, NETC Competition, 1985
  • Becky Arnold and Dancers, principal dancer, 1982-4
  • Studio II, Lee, N.H., 1978-80
  • UNH Dance Theatre, University of New Hampshire, 1974-76
  • Young Dance Company, Marblehead, MA 1972