Founded by choreographer and educator Shirley Mordine, the Dance Center was established in 1969 to house Columbia College Chicago’s Dance Department. In 1974, the Dance Center established its presenting series to provide students and Chicago audiences with opportunities to experience contemporary dance in a professional setting. The Dance Center moved from Uptown to the current location in the South Loop at 13th and Michigan in 2000. Today, the Dance Center offers a full range of programs designed to enhance and expand the quality and quantity of dance available in Chicago and the Midwest.

Here's just a small sampling of the hundreds of companies we've presented over the past four decades.

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      nora chipaumire, photo by Elise Fitte Duval.

    nora chipaumire, photo by Elise Fitte Duval.

      Kota Yamazaki, photo by Tyler Sparks.

    Kota Yamazaki, photo by Tyler Sparks.

      Gallim Dance, photo by Stephen Schreiber.

    Gallim Dance, photo by Stephen Schreiber.

    View our full archive, with a listing of the companies and dance artists we've presented since 1974.


    banner image: Giordano Dance Company, photography: Gorman Cook Photography.