Lorelei Bayne 

Lorelei Bayne photo

Chair, Dance Coordinator 
Dance History, Theory & Criticism, Choreography 
(916) 278-7721
e-mail: baynel@saclink.csus.edu

Lorelei Bayne has been involved in the world of professional dance for over 20 years.  She began her studies at the University of South Florida where she earned a BA in Dance under the tutelage of William Hug, Lynne Wimmer, Gretchen Warren and Sandra Robinson.  She taught and performed on the East Coast with Philadelphia-based, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre and Karen Bamonte Danceworks, before moving to New York City.  She has performed in the works of 20th century dance notables Jose Limon, Mark Morris, Ann Reinking, May O’Donnell, and Mark Dendy, and during her 14 years of professional work based in NYC, also performed with Elizabeth Streb, Clarinda MacLow/ cml performance group, Lynn Marie Ruse/ FREEFALL, and many independent NYC dance makers.  Her own choreography (Lorelei Bayne Performance Projects) has been presented throughout New York City and nationally.  She received her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Bayne is a certified Yoga Instructor (Integral Yoga Institute/ NYC) and holds a Pilates floor certification (PhysicalMindInstitute/ NYC.)  She was associate producer and camera operator on a documentary with director Khalda Logan in 2003, “And then they flew…” presented in the 2004 Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center, New York City.  Bayne’s broad experience in the dance field includes work as a teaching artist in the New York City public schools and as a visiting guest artist, faculty member, and choreographer at several universities’, including Western Connecticut State University, James Madison University, University of South Florida, University of Vermont, and the University of Louisiana.  Currently, Ms. Bayne’s primary area of interest and research is dance theatre and interdisciplinary performance forms.  She was the Co-Artistic Director of the Sacramento- based Dangerous Lorraines Dance Theater with dance artist Melissa Wynn from 2007-2010.  Bayne currently serves as the Dance Coordinator and is a Professor at Sacramento State.