Creativity Takes Courage. Seven young choreographers, ranging in age 13-20 were selected to set an original work on a cast of professional dancers. A reversal of the traditional format and allowing aspiring to lead the experienced. The professional dancers hail from a wide range of companies and independent positions. It is our goal to provide an opportunity for dancers of all ages to interact with new bodies, cross-pollinate and cycle good in the direction of someone or something else. Each choreographer has under 10 hours with their cast. Best described by one of the pro dancers as "ego-free", we believe this to be an impactful project for both sides, choreographer and dancer. Experience their journey and more in the showcase, Tomorrow's Choreographers No. 1 - Creativity Takes Courage.

All proceeds benefit The Dancers' Fund

Sunday, September 17 @ 4 pm

C5 Studios

5066 N Kimberly Ave

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Abbey Barclay

20 years old

I grew up dancing at Stage Door Dance Academy as a competition dancer. I am now working on finding my own voice as a choreographer and professional dancer. I most recently finished a season as a member of DanceMakers Collective. I have turned my passion for dance and working with kids into teaching. I am also a full time student working towards my degree in Business Administration. I not only love dancing, but also adore my family, friends, and the light they bring into my world.

Amelia Genthe

18 years old

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. When I was 14 my mother and I moved to Chicago to become more exposed to the dance community. I am a graduate of Senn High School. There I took two hours of dance within my school day and was a part of their performing company. This past year I was also a part of DAP's Young Artist Initiative. I just recently made the move to NYC to begin my freshman year at The New School where I am studying dance and International Relations.


Chloe Acosta

14 years old

I have been dancing at the Hubbard Street Dance Center for five years and have enjoyed every year of my time there. Besides dancing, I love to write, sing, and try cool, various types of food. I went to Ogden International and will be attending Jones College Prep this school year. Another one of my hobbies is going to concerts throughout the year.

Kim Fairhead

15 years old

I am an incoming sophomore at Maine West High School in Des Plaines. I am a part of the Orchesis dance company at school as well as Artistry In Motion Dance Company.

Lincoln Seymour

13 years old

I am a trained male dancer in all styles. I dance at All About Dance Chicago but also take classes at Ruth Page Academy of The Arts.

Maggie Salter

15 years old

I am an all around dancer but I specialize in contemporary and ballet. I dance at Visceral Dance Center and I am a part of DAP's Young Artist Initiative. I love moving, improving and exploring.

Olivia Glantz

17 years old

I have been dancing since I was two years old and it is my passion. I will be a senior this year at Deerfield High School. My whole life revolves around dance and school, two things that I work very hard in. I have been apart of Fusion Dance Company, an all girls hip hop team, since I was 10 years old. But I have also taken ballet, jazz, and lyrical classes each year to keep my dancing varied. In high school I joined my school's dance team, Warrior Dance Team, and I am now the captain of the team. Along with Warrior Dance Team I am also apart of my school's Dance Company under the direction of Sarah Campbell. I have been a choreographer for Dance Company since I was a freshman. Overall as a person I am very hard working but I tend not to stress too much and always try to look at the positive side of situations.


Ashley Downs

Brittany Latta

Dani McGowan

Jordan Reinwald

Michel Rodriguez Cintra

Miranda Borkan

Natalie Tursi

Rachel Premo

Choreographers, dancers, and crew have all donated their time, minds, and bodies to this project. 

We intend to expand Tomorrow's Choreographers into unique iterations that can offer paid stipends to artists involved. Contact us if you are interested in supporting this initiative and/or collaborating.