Diane Rawlinson holds a BS in Dance Education from Ohio State University and an MFA in Performance and Choreography from UW- Madison. She has served on the dance faculties at the University of Akron, Northwestern University, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Diane has been the dance teacher at Wheeling High School in Illinois since 1991 and is a contributing editor/writer/advisory board member for Dance Spirit and Dance Teacher Magazine (NYC) since 1997 with over 100 articles published. She was a finalist for the NDA National Dance Educator and a 2007 UW- Madison School of Education distinguished alumni award recipient. Diane serves on the boards for Chicago’s Dance for Life and the national board for InterPlay (CA). In March of 2014, Diane was awarded Chicago’s prestigious Ruth Page Award for her work as an educator, advocate and mentor.