Passionate About Inspiring Others through the Joy of Dance
What can be better than the pure joy of moving to music, feeling pride, challenge and encouragement as you develop as a dancer? Each student deserves to feel confident about their progression. At the LDI we offer an age and developmentally appropriate curriculum and each student receives consistent productive feedback. We know that each student has their own unique path towards greatness and we are here to nurture and celebrate that.
Our kind, encouraging teachers build a strong classical foundation through technical proficiency for your son or daughter. We guide them on their unique journey through dance encouraging a strong sense of pride/ sense of self while having fun without the pressure of competition.
The Lynch Dance Institute fosters the love of the arts through quality dance instruction and diverse performing opportunities.
Come experience a class for yourself and see why we are the studio your family has been longing for!
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.
For the last two years Tim has 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 in Columbus has been showcased at the Ohio Dance Festival and at the Capitol Theater.
"I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to train with Alex Lynch. In her class, she strives to push her students far beyond their limits. Her challenging teaching methods, and care for her students helped me find my voice in my movement. Mrs. Lynch pushed me to explore dance with my body rather than my mind. During my time with Alex Lynch, I developed a new love for dance, and a professional teacher-student mentorship."
Alexandra Dickson Lynch
Alexandra Dickson was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She trained at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, B.C., for 10 years, and at Pacific Northwest Ballet on full scholarship. Alex joined PNB as a corps member in 1990, and after two years returned to her native Canada to perform with Ballet British Columbia. It was there that she toured throughout Canada and the U.S. performing works by such choreographers as William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, John Alleyne and James Kudelka.
In 1995 Alex returned to PNB as a soloist and performed feature roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, La Valse, Agon, Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, Divertimento #15, Chaconne, Ballet Imperial, Theme and Variations, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Alex also had an extensive neo classical and contemporary repertoire that included works by Kent Stowell, Mark Dendy, Clark Tippet, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Lar Lubavitch, Lila York, Donald Byrd, Rudy Van Danzig, Nicolo Fonte, Kevin O’Day, Eliot Feld, Miriam Mahdaviani, Choo San Goh, Ton Simons, Val Caniparoli and Nacho Duato.
From 2007-2014 she danced for Seattle Dance Project in works by Molissa Fenley, Donald Byrd, Hilde Koch, and Edwaard Liang. She performed the leading role in Edwaard Liang’s Flight of Angels as well as his ballet To Converse Too. Most recently she has performed as the Stepmother in Mr. Liang’s Cinderella and assisted the Artistic team at BalletMet as children’s ballet mistress and stager of Liang’s works.. She is also a Stott Certified Pilates Instructor and has coached and trained gymnasts, ice skaters, and other top performing athletes. “I love my time in the studio with my students. Whether they are recreational dancers or budding professionals I find such delight in passing on all the good that I have been so very fortunate to have experienced during my very rich and personally fulfilling professional career. It is a true privilege to be a teacher and I believe that it is my responsibility to encourage my students and help each one of them embrace an authentic sense of self.”