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Chicago Dance: Dance Around Chicago

Below are our Chicago Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Chicago Art.

Ballet Chicago

Under the auspices of the School of Ballet Chicago, the company Ballet Chicago is composed of advanced level students who perform throughout the greater Chicago area. Founded by Artistic Director Daniel Duellin 1997, the company was created to give students the experience of dancing in a professional setting, thus preparing them for a future career. As a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Duell worked …more…

Chicago Dancing Festival

(August) As one of the most notable dance events in Chicago, the festival is designed to promote dance awareness, inspiration, and accessibility in the Chicago area and has helped to raise the profile of the city as an important dance destination. ...more...

Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Founded in 2004, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s resident performing and teaching company, BAM!, has received critical accolades for its vibrant, eclectic, and always exciting choreography. The company presents classic, contemporary, and experimental work throughout the Chicago area, as well as on tour. ...more...

DanceWorks Chicago

DanceWorks Chicago is one of Chicago’s dance treasures: it attracts some of the hungriest emerging dancers and choreographers to consistently captivate its audiences. The organization has successfully created a place for dancers and choreographers to evolve through collaboration, mentoring, and performance.

Directed by Andreas Bottcher and Julie Nakagama, the company consists of dancers who are able to interpret the various styles of choreography that fills the repertoire. Regularly featuring …more…

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is a cocktail of ballet and contemporary styles with a twist of jazz. Founded in 1977 by Lou Conte, an ex-Broadway hoofer, this company is truly an American original. Although the overall style has developed into something more eclectically sophisticated, that show-stopping jazz-dance attitude remains delightfully prevalent. ...more...

Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet first emerged in 1956 as six dancers traveling across the country in a station wagon pulling a U-haul trailer. More than 50 years later, the vision of founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino has flourished into an internationally acclaimed company of over 40 performers. ...more...

The Chicago Moving Company

Founded in 1972, the Chicago Moving Company is known for its choreographic innovations and its support for experienced and emerging artists. Artistic Director Nana Shineflug has won innumerable awards for her work as the company’s leader, creating work that reflects her passion for Far Eastern culture, cosmology, and mathematics as well as her use of new music.

Ever since its inception, CMC has been one of Chicago’s treasures. In addition to …more…