"Made In Chicago" Dance Intensive 2014

“Made in Chicago” Summer Dance Intensive – Amanda Green Personal Experience


I was a late-bloomer to the world of dance.  Competitive gymnastics captivated me from the age of five.  When gymnastics started becoming scary to me, at age 13, I made the switch to dance.  I’ve never looked back.  The transition has been easy from a performance standpoint – I loved to perform in front of a gymnastics audience – and there are scoring and judging elements to dance competitions, much like in gymnastics, too. And dance also appeals to my desire to master something and pe

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2016 Ailey Programming Announced


We are kicking off 2016 with the announcement of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater March programming! Program A Open Door Love Songs Awakening Revelations Dates: 3/8, 3/11, 3/13 Program B Exodus No Longer Silent Revelations Dates: 3/9, 3/12 (evening) Program C Blues Suite Cry Piazzolla Caldera Revelations Dates: 3/10, 3/12 (matinee) Learn more and buy tickets *Dates, times, and repertory subject to change.   Program A: Open Door, Love Songs, Awakening, Revelations Dates: 3/8, 3/11,

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In the News: “Sono’s Journey” makes 2016 highlights for Tribune and Sun-Times


The World Premiere of Thodos Dance Chicago’s Sono’s Journey will take place this Saturday, January 9 on our landmark stage.  With the show right around the corner, we are anxious to share the media highlights! To kick off the New Year, we are thrilled to see Sono’s Journey featured in The Chicago Sun-Times top theater and dance of 2016: “Melissa Thodos’ company traces the life of Sono Osato, the legendary ballerina (now 96), who grew up in Chicago, joined the Ballet R