Lynne Squilla


Lynne has taught folk, ballroom and Latin for well over 25 years in between her professional career as a television documentary producer-writer.

Lynne was a member of Folkways Dance Company in the late 1970s, which performed throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival at the Civic Arena.  She studied Martha Graham and other Modern Dance technique as a student at the Pennsylvania State University.  For the Continental Dance Studios in Pittsburgh, Lynne taught Tango, Foxtrot, Swing and Latin, in addition to choreographing championship show routines for students and instructors of the studios.  Diverse organizations, including the Pittsburgh Zoo’s Human Resources Department (1920s Charleston Marathon) have hired Lynne to teach popular dances to their employees.

As President of the the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation  board in 2006, for the fundraiser An Evening On Grandview,  she introduced dancing under the stars on a Grandview Avenue observation deck overlooking downtown Pittsburgh.

Lynne has studied classical ballet and yoga for 11 years under private instructors and Latin dance through PA Tangos and the Les Mills (Gold’s Gym) program, among other sources.  Here at Improvement thru Movement, Lynne teaches ballroom, bridal choreography and our All-Abilities Class.