Dance for Life Chicago Celebrates 25 Years

Dance for Life Chicago, an annual benefit concert for HIV/AIDS and other critical health issues, celebrates its 25th anniversary at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre on August 20. Chicago dance companies, including Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago...

What My Teacher Taught Me: Joshua Blake Carter

When Giordano Dance Chicago’s Joshua Blake Carter was in high school, he took jazz from Emily Yewell-Volin. Years later, he can still vividly recall the time she helped him with a particularly tricky step. “She had us do a tombé coupé jeté, landing on the front...

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Lizzie MacKenzie

MacKenzie’s contemporary class has a foundation in Giordano jazz basics. Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes. From a young age, Lizzie MacKenzie’s students learn the value of hard work and...

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