Lynette Garaventa is skilled in many dance forms – ballet, jazz, and tap – and is currently sharing her talents in tap with students at SRVDA, where she has been a faculty member since 1991. She studied under one of the nation’s most noted tap teachers, Stanley Kahn. As a dancer with the Mason-Kahn Dancers, she appeared with such celebrities as Bing Crosby, Dennis Day, and Phil Harris. She also danced for over 10 years with the performing group “Youth of America,” sponsored by Pepsi Cola. She appeared at the Belrose Theatre in San Rafael with the dance group, “The Sidekick,” was a featured dancer in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Palo Alto Theatre and danced in the San Jose Civic Light Opera’s production of “Anything Goes” starring Chita Rivera. Lynette taught at the Mason-Kahn Dance Studios in San Francisco, inspiring and challenging her students. She now enjoys attending master tap classes around the Bay Area to broaden her knowledge in tap, as well as introduce her students to all styles of tap.