Category Archives: People
Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | November 9th, 2016 | Posted in News, People

Save the date for Andersonville’s Holiday Passport Event. Shop Small at Chicago Dance Supply November 26, 2016

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News, People

Entertainment legend, Ben Vereen, was honored by Chicago Tap Theatre this weekend for “Achievement in Storytelling Through Movement”. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth was on hand to photograph the exciting event. To see more photos and for more info on Chicago Tap Theatre, head to http://chicagotaptheatre.com/an-evening-to-honor-ben-vereen/ Chicago Dance Supply supports CTT! Chicago Tap Theatre strives to bring awareness […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | September 18th, 2016 | Posted in Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News, People

Video:  Giordano Dance Chicago New Season Sneak Peek We were delighted to visit Giordano at the Katten-Landau studio for the open company class with Homer Bryant and an intimate sneak peek of their upcoming season. Check out the video below.  For more info about tickets and events, visit http://giordanodance.org   Behind The Scenes with Giordano Dance Chicago […]

Brenna Glaeser | March 16th, 2016 | Posted in News, People

Last month the iconic American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina, Misty Copeland, and Chicago native President Barack Obama sat down with Time magazine to discuss dance, race, and more. The Huffington Post gives a break down of the interview here. Essence and Time teamed up with a three-part video series, in which Time reporter Maya Rhodan […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News, People

Congratulations to Paula Coughlin, 11, from Definition Dance Academy, on her first pair of pointe shoes!

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | December 28th, 2015 | Posted in Community, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News, People

This month, CDS had a chance to catch up with Dani McGowan during her rehearsal for “Flight” at the Chicago Academy for the Arts High School. Here’s what Dani shared during her interview with Ashley Rockwood, including what she learned about herself and others during her first choreographic experience. Check out the link below and […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | November 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Community, News, People

CDS hit the streets with Chicago’s very own Reggio McLaughlin. Here’s a clip of Reggio tapping on State Street. Thank you Reggio! Catch Reggio’s holiday show, The Nut Tapper, at Old Town School of Folk Music 11/29/2015. More information and buy tickets here. Related links: reggiothehoofer.com Old Town School of Folk Music

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | November 16th, 2015 | Posted in News, People

Last week, CDS attended the Audience Architects event, Moving Dialogs.   Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Artistic Director, Kevin Iega Jeff shared some moments about his collaboration with Durban, South Africa’s Flatfoot Dance Company. Flatfoot Dance Company came to Chicago in 2014 where company members trained and collaborated on the creation of a new work titled Encounters, […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | November 15th, 2015 | Posted in Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News, People

  This fall, CDS had a chance to catch up with hip hop dancer and jazz dance performer, Melissa Metro.  In this interview, Melissa talks about: — her take on the current state of hip hop in Chicago — foundational hip hop and the 5 elements of hip hop — getting paid as a dancer […]

Ashley Rockwood | October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Community, News, People

The three-month centennial celebration of Billy Strayhorn concludes at the Auditorium Theatre with Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.  Under the musical direction of Bruce Mayhall Rastrelli, this fully staged salute to Strayhorn features Broadway star Darius de Haas and local favorite Joan Curto with Alan Broadbent on piano, the Auditorium’s “Too Hot to […]