Mary Heyl

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Mary Heyl is an actor, singer, and dancer from St. Louis Missouri. She began her dance journey in high school and continue it at Millikin University where she received a BFA in Acting and a Minor in Dance.

During the pandemic, Mary created Still in Motion, a dance YouTube channel for fellow dancers and choreographers to share their art while in quarantine.

As an actor, Mary has worked with several companies around the Midwest including St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Improv Playhouse, Hoosier Shakespeare Festival, Festival 56 and Lifeline Theatre.

Mary currently teaches theatre, dance and improv classes  at Chicago Children’s Theatre and Fox Valley Recreation Center. She has recently dipped her toe into directing.

Lin has served the dance community for over 25 years as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has an MA in Dance from American University where she received the Independent Choreographer's award from the Metropolitan Dance Association in Washington, DC. She served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dance Coalition for 7 years and founded the Chicago Dance Coalition Newsletter. She has also served on the dance panels of the Illinois Arts Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs. Lin is a Dance Specialist in Chicago area schools through Urban Gateways and Art Start and an Artist-in-Residence for the Illinois Arts Council. She has done extensive writing for the Illinois Arts Alliance for Education, the Chicago Board of Education and the State of Illinois.