Chicago Irish dancing world champ celebrates heritage, community

By Megan Kramer Sofia Kennedy’s career in Irish dance started with a flier. Now nearly 13 years old, Sofia is a member of the World Championship team at the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance. Her parents brought home a flier with information about Trinity, which has locations throughout Chicago, when she was just a toddler, […]

VIDEO: Dancing helps students balance school and social life

Auroris Dance Company

By Megan Kramer From AP classes to college applications and part-time jobs to volunteering, four student captains of Auroris Dance Company at Niles North High School are juggling busy schedules as they near graduation. While dance is yet another activity to fit into their schedules, the captains are finding that this shared passion is actually helping them […]

Jazz dance company makes history at Auditorium Theatre

Giordano dancers

By Megan Kramer Giordano Dance Chicago performed their first full-length evening at the Auditorium Theatre Saturday, including the premiere of “Shirt Off My Back” by Ray Mercer as part of the theater’s new “Made in Chicago” series. The performance was a huge milestone for artistic director Nan Giordano, whose father Gus Giordano formed GDC in […]

Dance company focuses on family in debut performance

Two DanceWorks Chicago members

By Megan Kramer DanceWorks Chicago made its debut in the Harris Theater’s 2014-2015 Exelon Family Series on Saturday, with a program that included the premiere of a piece titled “Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours.” If you missed the performance, you can catch DanceWorks’ next performance on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lou […]