The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is the city’s leading presenter of contemporary dance—bringing international, national, and local artists to Chicago audiences.

The mission of the Dance Center’s Dance Presenting Series is to contribute to a total learning center for audiences, artists, students, and faculty by:

  • Presenting leading regional, national, international contemporary dance companies to Chicago and campus audiences in an environment conducive to innovation, inclusion, appreciation, and learning;
  • Building partnerships to strengthen Chicago’s diverse communities with dance-related initiatives;
  • Infusing the Dance department’s curriculum with world class guest artists in numerous performance residencies and extended teaching engagements; and
  • Practicing a sustained commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programming, community partnerships, and audience engagement programs.

Through our integration with Columbia College Chicago’s Dance Department, our presenting season brings unparalleled experiences to students pursuing BA and BFA degrees in dance through performances, classes, residency programs, conversation, and internship opportunities.


Consistently offering one of Chicago’s strongest lineups of contemporary and experimental touring dance companies.”
— Time Out Chicago

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above: Malpaso Dance Company, in Indomitable Waltz, photo by Judy Ondrey.