Lin has an MA in dance from American University. She has conducted workshops, dance residencies, and teacher in-services through Urban Gateways, C.A.P.E., Arts 4 Learning, ArtStart, the Vittum Theatre, the Illinois Arts Council Arts-in-Education program and Perceptual Motion, Inc. since 1985.
Ms. Shook was one of three dance specialists who wrote the Chicago Fine Arts Standards for dance, has written extensively on arts integration for the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education and Chicago Public Schools and has published lesson plans on the Arts 4 Learning website.
Lin’s work has been influenced by her studies with Hanya Holm, Eric Hawkins, Alwin Nikolais and Liz Lerman and in Chicago with Shirley Mordine, Nana Shineflug and Jan Erkert.
“I find the act of choreographing, with its collaborative opportunities and constant stretching of ideas and bodies more stimulating and fulfilling than anything else. After 30+ years, I am still excited to take my curiosity and creativity into the studio and discover what will emerge.” – Lin Shook