Midwest Lindy Fest Productions is organized exclusively for artistic and educational purposes, to...

  • preserve American vernacular dances through education and performance,
  • provide collaborative opportunities for musicians and dancers, and
  • foster a friendly, creative community surrounding American vernacular jazz dances.

Board Members

Shawn M Lavelle - 3rd Term, 2009-2018. Shawn has been around since the beginning and is currently working to ensure the long term success of the company.

Shane Allen - 1st Term, 2015-2018. Shane is super excited to maintain MWLFs relevance as a community centerpiece.

Liz Niemer - 1st Term, 2016-2019. Liz loves keeping the ship running smooth and steady.

Former Board Members:

Jason Zabinski, Stacia Martin, Justin Dux, Biz Mills, Kendra Strode

MWLF Event Founder:

Amy Johnson

MWLF Productions Programs

MWLF Productions operates just a few programs at the moment.  Midwest Lindy Fest, our namesake, is the most obvious. We also host fundraisers and the 30 Second Choreography / Short Showcase Competition. With your help, we can expand our offerings.