August 12-17, 2019

ChoreoLab is a one-week residency for professional-caliber dancers looking for a focused creative period with invited choreographers to develop new creations and build artistic networks. Choreographers are chosen by special invitation from DanceWorks Chicago’s Artistic Director. Dancers are hand-selected by a ChoreoLab dancemaker to participate in their creative process which mirrors life at DanceWorks Chicago. Days start with a morning technique class followed by rehearsal, coaching, and sharing. Be part of a rewarding week of using your technical skills and artistic voice that will be unveiled at a culminating showcase in the Ruth Page Center Theater.

“In the spirit of Dance360, I wanted to close the circle with HUGE THANKS for facilitating the dreaming, art making, and moments of reflection.”    –ChoreoLab 2017 Choreographer Joshua Manculich

Fee: $575 per week

ChoreoLab video overview


ChoreoLab 2019 Choreographers

Hanna Brictson, Joshua L. Peugh, and Caili Quan

ChoreoLab Summer Dance Workshop 2019 Choreographers Hanna Brictson, Joshua L. Peugh, and Caili Quan

ChoreoLab Showcase

Join us in the Ruth Page Center Theater for an informal showing of creations by ChoreoLab choreographers, Hanna Brictson (Chicago), Joshua L. Peugh (Dallas), and Caili Quan (Philadelphia), followed by an informal Meet the Artist Session! Get an inside look at creativity happening across the country (and in your own backyard)!

RSVP here to purchase tickets for the ChoreoLab Showcase at 1pm on Saturday, August 17 at the wallet-friendly price of $10 per person. Join us to support and celebrate!


Dancers are invited to attend ChoreoLab via in-person or video audition. Auditioning in-person through DayLab is the best way to experience the Dance360 culture, meet DWC staff/dancers, and to have your questions answered. However, if you are unable to attend a DayLab, Team DWC is happy to offer a video audition option. Auditionees can select to be considered for ChoreoLab and/or DanceForce.


Scholarships and Work-Study Positions

Scholarships and Work-Study Positions are available for dancers attending three or four weeks of Summer 2019 programming. Upon program acceptance, dancers may request a scholarship and/or work-study application. Please note the following scholarship application due dates:

  • January/February/March DayLab attendees: the application due date is Monday, April 1 with notification by Monday, April 8.
  • April DayLab attendees: the application due date is Thursday, May 2 with notification by Monday, May 6.

Scholarships require some financial commitment on the part of the dancer. Work-study positions have been filled.


For more information, please contact Sara Bibik Dance360 Program Director.