BIOGRAPHY

Lynne Jacobellis, a Los Angeles native, is a performer, choreographer, director and educator known as a “multitasker to the Nth degree” (The Acorn Newspaper) as she is consistently working on numerous productions in a variety of capacities. She is the founder of Last Minute Productions, an Award-wining film production group, and the XLerate Dance Company. Lynne is a choreographer and dancer for the LA Unbound Dance Company, a member of the International Tap Association, a 17-year Member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the California Ambassador for the National Dance Week Foundation.


 Lynne graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Presidential Honors and as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society from California State University, Los Angeles with Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts & Dance with an emphasis in Choreography. She has worked with some of the most celebrated and world-renowned instructors including dance instructors such as Dennon Rawles, Maggie Danielson, Ardie Bryant, Steve Zee and Hae Kyung Lee, as well as acting coaches such as Joe Palese, Theresa Larkin, Tanya Kane Perry, Michael McGrady and Judy Elkins. 


  

Lynne has danced with the De Da Dance Theatre and Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers modern dance companies. She also danced as a soloist for the Ardie Bryant Jazz Tap Ensemble and served as Master Bryant’s co-choreographer for Jazz Tap Cabaret, the first full-length tap dance show performed in the State Playhouse at California State University, Los Angeles.
 

For nearly two decades Lynne has been a performing arts educator and coach. She has worked at several studios and academies training dancers ages 2-1/2 to adult in ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, improv and more. She also served as the choreographer and coach for many performance and competitive studio companies as well as for high school songleading/pom dance teams. In addition, she has trained actors in audition technique, cold reading, improv, scene study, and more for nearly ten years. She has prepared and implemented numerous dance and performing arts programs, including Redwood Middle School’s award-winning Show Choir and musical theatre program and Lightning Bolt Entertainment’s Dance Department, among others.


In addition to training young artists, Lynne is often requested as a performance coach, advisor and consultant for professional performers. More recently, she worked with Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, as a writing consultant and performance coach for his talk at TexEx Wallstreet.


As a choreographer Lynne's work includes live stage performances, television, video and film. She served as the Cheer Advisor and Pom-pom Cheer-Dance Choreographer on the hit TV show Glee and as the Cheerleading Stunt Advisor and Coordinator and the Cheer Dance Choreographer on Chris Colfer's feature film Struck by Lightning. She has choreographed numerous musicals from the professional stage - Anything Goes, featuring an AEA and professional cast at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts, to California Public School programs including Singin' in the Rain for Thousand Oaks High School and Little Shop of Horrors for Agoura High School. She has created over 100 individual works for concerts, showcases and dance shows including Damaged Circus and Time, two contemporary dances for the LA Unbound Dance Company showcases. She worked with producer Brent Tyler to cast and choreograph the dancers and work as a performance coach to singer/songwriter Alison Coster in her first concert, Unleashed, performed live on stage at King King in Hollywood.


Lynne has extensive experience as a director working in theatre and film. She served as the resident writer/director/producer at The Actor Space where she produced two interactive murder mystery theatre plays, A Murder in the Mansion and A Murder in the Agency, and one full-length comedy, Valley Girls & Guys in Hollywood, She also produced Shadow Hour, directed by Joe Palese and directed numerous one acts for actor showcases. 


Lynne has received awards for her work on short films. She has produced, directed, written, and sometimes starred or co-starred in short films by her own production company, Last Minute Productions, as well as for, and in collaboration with CharM Productions through which she had worked with incredible talent such as Guy Wilson (The Young & The Restless, Little Black Book), Patrick Gallagher (Night at the Museum, Sideways, Master and Commander), Charlotte Marie (Easter Bunny Kill, Kill), as well as cinematographer Stefan Silvers and many others. She has also directed and written the shooting scripts for two music videos; Anything, featuring singer/songwriter Alison Coster and Senior Booty, feat. comedic Jewish female rapper, MC MO Whine. Her most recent short film, Clean Up Protocol, marks her first Dark Comedy and is currently being submitted to film festivals.

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