Latest News

34 minutes ago

DanceWorks Chicago

A sunny day in the Pumpkin Patch...woo hoo! Enjoy Mystery Pumpkin #6 and remember to SAVE the DATE for Digital DanceChance this Friday at 7pm via Zoom! Check out our Facebook event for more info and get yourself (and your costume) together! Chicago Dance History Project
#thinkglobaldancelocal #justkeepswimming
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

24 hours ago

DanceWorks Chicago

DanceWorks Chicago is the Forever Home to Michiganders David Gourov, Louis James Jackson-Price, Sarah Jones, Jimi Loc Nguyen, and Sayiga Eugene Peabody! And, now, a creation from another Michigander enters the Pumpkin Patch! Join us for Digital DanceChance this Friday at 7pm for the big reveal and to support young artists!!!
Chicago Dance History Project #justkeepswimming
#thinkglobaldancelocal
www.danceworkschicago.org/calendar/dance-chance-october-30-2020/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Community

Amazon SmileAthleticoDCASE City Arts ProgramGaylord & Dorothy Donnelley FoundationThe Richard H. Driehaus FoundationMacArthur FoundationIllinois Art Council AgencyOne State Together in the Arts 2020Urban GatewaysArts Alliance IllinoisDance/USANorddeutsche KonzertdirektionThe Ruth Page Center for the ArtsSalesForceSee Chicago DanceVin Design

About Us

Our commitment is to “Community” not “Company,” the Participatory, rather than the Proprietary. And having chosen this route, we are building a more robust dance community.

DanceWorks Chicago is committed to build a foundation for the individual artistic growth of dancers and choreographers, providing a laboratory from which early career artists propel themselves and the art form to a new level through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance. Led with integrity by Co-founder and Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, DanceWorks Chicago fills a niche in the dance ecosystem investing in and shining a spotlight on the individual artists. Dancers are encouraged to explore their technical capability as well as their artistic curiosity in an individualized and deeply personal approach with the goal of nurturing passionate, articulate artists able to make meaningful contributions to the art form. Choreographically, we look to uncover new voices while also embracing opportunities to connect with more established choreographers providing mentorship and perspective for all involved. Welcoming the public to engage with the DanceWorks family to build context around the work of art is both our pleasure and our duty as a good dance citizen.