Our partners make our programs possible.

Programs at the Dance Center are supported, in part, by the Alphawood Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley Jr. Family Foundation, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Irving Harris Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Presenting Series is also supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Crane Group. Additional support from the Western Arts Alliance is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Supplemental support includes FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support from the Florence Gould Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Dance Center for their generous contributions to the Dance Center’s work.

Athletico is the exclusive provider of Physical therapy for the Dance Center.


Friends of the Dance Center
The Dance Center gratefully acknowledges these donors for their generous support.

Faithful Friend

Dr. Bob
Dr. Kurt Christoffel
Margi Cole
Paul and Paula Fisher
Karen Fitzner and Richard Heckinger
Susan F. and Peter N. Gray
Nancy Juda
Arnold and Carol Kanter
Maggie Kast
Stephen Roy and Lloyd Kohler
Mr. Muddypaw
Thomas and Shirley Neiman
Robert and Gia Norman
Judith Sagan
Emeline Vassel
Kristen Welch
Elisa and Alfonso Wong

Fresh Funder

Charlotte and Alan Bath
Nancy K. De Dakis
Lisa Gonzales
Colleen Halloran
Jane Horowitz
Dawn Renee Jones
Pamela Hoffman McNeil
Dardi McGinley-Gallivan
LaFarrell Moffett
Raquel Monroe
Onye Ozuzu
Kelsa Robinson
Bette Rosenstein
Dr. Elaine Sachnoff
Gerard and Beth Smetana
Elisa and Ophir Trigalo
Mary Beth Van Dyke

45th Anniversary Legacy Partner

Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley Jr. Family Foundation
Elizabeth A. Liebman

Fierce Champion

Bonnie Brooks
Pamela Crutchfield
Marcia Lazar and Alan Amos
Susan Manning and Douglas Doetsch

Fearless Luminary

Taylor and Carrie Olivia Adams
Peter Carpenter
Ellen Chenoweth
David Colburn
William Hunt
Polly Kintzel
Melynda Lopin
Robert Mrtek and Marsha Mrtek
Scot T. O’Hara and Dale Boyer
D. Elizabeth Price
Shawn Wax

Fiery Advocate

Nancy Church and Charles Jett
Amor Kohli
Jamey Lundblad and Bill Melamed
K. McGriff
Susan F. Rossen