Timothy Lynch is from Mineola, N.Y., and received his dance training from the School of American Ballet.
In 1993 Tim joined Pacific Northwest Ballet, and performed featured roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Four Temperaments and works by Jerome Robbins, Kent Stowell and Paul Taylor. He originated roles in works by Donald Byrd, Val Caniparoli, Kevin O’Day, Mark Dendy, Kent Stowell, and Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Tim’s rich performing experience includes character roles such as Carabosse in Ronald Hynd’s Sleeping Beauty, Herr Drosselmeier in Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker, and Gamache in Kevin Mackenzie’s Don Quixote.
Film works include the role of Nick Bottom in the BBC Production of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tim became co-director of PNB’s Outreach Youth Performing Group in 2001 and began teaching in PNB’s Dance Chance program. In 2003 he joined Pacific Northwest Ballet School as a full-time faculty member, where he choreographed and helped shape the men’s program for over 10 years. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2005, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Tim has been guest faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, University of Washington, and Western Washington University.
He founded Seattle Dance Project in 2007, where he’s both Artistic Director and dancer. He has performed works by Donald Byrd, James Canfield, Pat Catterson, Molissa Fenley, Kiyon Gaines,Edwaard Liang, Wade Madsen, Eva Stone, Kent Stowell, Olivier Wevers, Ellie Sandstrom and Hilde Koch. Tim has choreographed for Cornish College of the Arts, Dance Contemporary, and the Creative Dance Center. He earned the KOMO Kids First Award for mentoring local youth in 2011, and was awarded Educator of the Year 2012 from the Dance Educators Association of Washington. He holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and continues to find ways to further his professional development.
From 2014-2016 Tim served as the Academy Director for BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. He created a boys program, expanded the pre-professional trainee program and rebranded its adult dance fitness classes. His choreographic work has been shown at the Ohio Dance Festival, Capitol Theater and McCaw Hall in Seattle.