Inaside Chicago Dance advances innovative artistry through choreography, performances, and educational programs to heighten the state of the art in the Midwest.
The vision of Inaside Chicago Dance is to enrich the art form of dance by nurturing the dancer as a performer, choreographer and teacher and by making dance accessible to all ages through performances, workshops and outreach.
Founded in the fall of 2003, Inaside Chicago Dance is a not-for-profit jazz dance company that builds off the foundations of the art form while leading the way for contemporary jazz dance in the present and future.
New Artistic Director, Richard Smith and Associate Artistic Director, Anne Gollenberg, strive to make Inaside a supreme outlet of artistry, knowledge and growth for each dancer and choreographer who comes through the company's presence. Inaside employs a highly trained diverse ensemble of male and female instructors and dancers from across the US and from many cultural backgrounds. The company's repertoire has evolved since its inception. With works from diverse choreographers ranging the spectrum of jazz, Inaside is a dynamic resource for the discipline. Known for their highly entertaining annual performances, For the Cause and Inaside Dance Project, Inaside Chicago Dance promotes excellence in the performing arts on and off stage. The ideals of integrity, passion, and pride allow Inaside to advance innovative artistry through choreography, performances, and educational programs and to heighten the state of the art within the Midwest.