Lynn Shapiro is a freelance writer, director, and choreographer. She covers Chicago dance for Dance Magazine, writing feature stories, reviews, and news articles. Her plays have been produced by CBS TV, as well as by regional theatre companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to Columbia, Ms. Shapiro taught at Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School, DePaul University), Barat College, and The Latin School of Chicago. She has been an Artist In Residence with the Illinois Arts Council and other organizations. She has directed and choreographed for Piven Theatre Workshop, Famous Door Theatre, Goodman Children's Theatre, Light Opera Works, Opera Midwest, and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, among other venues. She has also written and directed productions for corporate training through theater. In New York City where she danced professionally, Lynn attended The Martha Graham School and Juilliard. She received her BA in English Literature from the University of Illinois and her MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College. Last spring she directed The Diary of Anne Frank for Metropolis Performing Arts Center and is currently working on a novel.