Linda Lehovec is a choreographer and performer, working from a home base in the rural Midwest. She is currently an associate professor with tenure and co-director of the BFA Program. Lehovec began her training in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, with Madeline Cantarella Culpo. She holds a BFA degree from the Juilliard School and an MFA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Linda has had the pleasure of dancing in the works of many contemporary choreographers, including Joe Goode, Ralph Lemon, Stephen Koester, Bill Young, Tere O'Connor, Sara Hook, and David Parker. Her work has been performed internationally in Canada, Korea, and Chile and nationally in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Oklahoma, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Linda has been awarded two fellowships in choreography from the Illinois Arts Council and was recently awarded a College of Fine and Applied Arts Creative Research Award and a University Research Grant to collaborate with Chilean choreographer Francisca Silva-Zautzik. Their new work, Gone, featuring a cast of American and Chilean performers, was premiered in Sangtiago, Chile, in August 2013 and was presented at Krannert Center as part of February Dance: Hybridity in 2014.