“When Lou Conte opened the doors to his Hubbard Street Dance studio in 1974, he couldn’t have known that he was laying the foundation for one of the most successful dance companies of all time.”
- Gale Kappe, Chicago Magazine
Lou Conte is the founder of the Lou Conte Dance Studio and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, DanceWorks Chicago is grateful for his contribution to dance culture in Chicago.
Sidney R. Yates Arts Advocacy Award (1995)
Chicagoan of the Year, Chicago magazine (1999)
Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois (2000)