Lynne Taylor-Corbett has established a reputation as an outstanding choreographer of works for dance companies — ballet and modern —, theater and film. Her commissions include Great Galloping Gottschalk and Estuary for American Ballet Theatre, Mercury and Chiaroscuro for New York City Ballet's Diamond Project, In a Word for Ohio Ballet, Appearances for Atlanta Ballet and works for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet among others, and for Carolina Ballet, where she is principal guest choreographer.
Chiaroscuro was filmed at New York City Ballet for "Live from Lincoln Center" and broadcast in May 2002. In December 2002 the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre premiered her Prayers from the Edge at New York, City Center. The widely acclaimed work, choreographed to music by Peter Gabriel's "Passion", set the Romeo and Juliet story in the Middle East.
Ms. Taylor-Corbett wrote, directed and choreographed The Ballad of You and Me, a collaboration with Pete Seeger, which was a multi-media tribute to his life and politics. It premièred at the Pittsburgh Benadum Theater and was presented again by Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle in 2002. She also wrote, directed and choreographed More than a Song, a homage to Lena Horne that featured the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, a full jazz orchestra and Tony nominated Vivian Reed as Lena.
More recently Ms. Taylor-Corbett created a children's theater ballet, Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, for which she wrote both the libretto and the adaptation for narrator. Featuring a commissioned score by Michael Moricz, the work premièred at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, performed by the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Ballet. It was broadcast on UNCTV, a PBS affiliate.
Her choreography can be seen in the feature films Footloose and My Blue Heaven, in Disney's stage show Aladdin, at the Hyperion Theatre in California and countless videos and commercials.
As a director Ms. Taylor-Corbett received two Tony nominations and a Drama Desk nomination for her direction and choreography of Broadway's Swing! in 2000, and received two American Theatre Wing "Star" nominations for its National Tour in 2001. She also choreographed two hit shows on Broadway, Chess and Titanic. Off Broadway, she directed Mona Rogers in Person at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Boy's Breath at La Mama, Etc, Darlene Love: Portrait of a Singer at The Bottom Line Theatre, and the acclaimed 20th Century Pop starring Marianne Faithful, Darlene Love and Mary Clayton at The Rainbow and Stars. She has directed shows at The Cleveland Playhouse, The Old Globe Theatre, Hartford Stage, and The George Street Playhouse and most recently, a play called Natural Selection at the 2003 International Fringe Festival in New York, and Opal at the Lyric Theatre of Dallas. She has upcoming commissions for a ballet in 2005 from Philadanco, and from Disney for a show to open their new theater in Hong Kong in late 2005.