Lynn Matluck Brooks


Lynn Matluck Brooks. Photograph by Marcy Dubroff

Lynn Matluck Brooks is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor  at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the Dance Program in 1984.  She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Temple University. Brooks is also a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, N.Y. Her  doctoral research was supported by a Fulbright/Hayes Grant for study in Spain,  and she has also held several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts  and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Brooks has participated as  both NEH fellow and faculty member in the Aston Magna Academies, and was  an invited participant at the International Council for Traditional Music’s  symposium on Musical Iconography in Burgos, Spain. In 2002-03, Dr. Brooks  held an NEH Full-Time Research Fellowship, and she has served as an applicant  reviewer for NEH. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship at F&M. For three years, Brooks wrote performance  reviews for Dance Magazine. She was editor of Dance Research Journal from  1994 through 1999, and now co-edits Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts. She has served on the boards of the World Dance Alliance, the Society for Dance History Scholars, and the Congress on Research in Dance. She has written three books and many scholarly articles, primarily on dance history subjects in Golden-Age Spain, eighteenth-century Netherlands, and early America. An active dancer, choreographer, researcher, and teacher, Brooks specializes in modern dance, movement analysis, and dance history. She performs and choreographs with the Grant St. Dance Company in Lancaster.

Many thanks to Victoria Lawrence, research assistant, for support of this website project.

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