Amy Lyn McDonald
M.F.A., Dance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
After receiving her M.F.A. in dance from the University of Illinois, Ms. McDonald performed professionally as a member of the Actor’s Equity Association with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane, Theatre at the Center, Little Theatre on the Square, California Conservatory Theatre, Foothill Music Theatre and American Musical Theatre of San Jose. She has taught at various colleges and universities, including Illinois Wesleyan University, Lake Forest College, College of Lake County, De Anza College and Notre Dame de Namur University. Ms. McDonald is thrilled to now call Elmhurst her teaching home, serving as dance coordinator for the theatre program. In addition to designing the curriculum for the dance minor, she choreographs and directs musicals for the College’s theatre.