Lynn Neuman is a performer, choreographer, teacher, producer and Director of Artichoke Dance Company. She pursues art’s intersection with daily life and addresses pressing ecological realities. Lynn was an Association of Performing Arts Presenters Leadership Fellow and is the first choreographer to be awarded a Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts. She has been commissioned to create work by The Soraya, Dixon Place, Joffrey Ballet School, DUMBO Development District, and higher education institutes across the country. As a educator and presenter, she is highly regarded and sought for her work in community engagement and the merging of arts and environmentalism. She is a regional producer for Global Water Dances, beach clean up coordinator for the American Littoral Society, on the steering committee of 350Brooklyn and a member of the Gowanus Neighborhood Coalition for Justice. Lynn believes in the power of the arts to effect positive change in people’s lives and communities. To this end, she works with a variety of populations promoting cultural literacy by engaging people in arts experiences. Lynn grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and is an avid swimmer.