Ashley Rivette ’20 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance) recently joined DanceWorks Chicago for its 15th season. Her contract began in early November, with rehearsals for two weeks and a tour during the third week. The company will be on break for the holiday season and then start back up in early January and go through May.
DanceWorks Chicago, led with integrity by co-founder and artistic director Julie Nakagawa, fills a niche in the dance ecosystem investing in and shining a spotlight on the individual artists. Dancers are encouraged to explore their technical capability as well as their artistic curiosity in an individualized and deeply personal approach with the goal of nurturing passionate, articulate artists able to make meaningful contributions to the art form. Choreographically, the organization looks to uncover new voices while also embracing opportunities to connect with more established choreographers providing mentorship and perspective for all involved.