2022 Annual Awards Presentation & Dance Community Celebration

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Chicago Dance Lovers,

We are thrilled to invite you to See Chicago Dance’s 2022 Community Celebration and Awards Presentation.

On Tuesday, October 11th, we will gather with 250 dance friends and artists to celebrate our dynamic community and honor two very special people, as we do every year.

This year we are pleased to present the See Chicago Dance Legacy Award to Joan Gray, long-time executive director of Muntu Dance Theatre and a leader and mentor in our community for decades. We are equally excited to honor Ginger Lane with this year’s Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award in recognition of her groundbreaking artistry and advocacy, establishing Chicago as a city at the forefront of dance and disability.  Click here to read more about the honorees.

After two years of online and hybrid celebrations, we will return this year to our familiar format: a cocktail reception, seated dinner with awards presentation and, of course, performances. We are lucky that Ginger has a new piece to present, fresh off its premiere at the CounterBalance Festival in September. And we’ll close the evening with a rich, energizing performance by Muntu Dance Theatre, who have much to celebrate in 2022 as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Please join us for what is sure to be one of the most fun, most uplifting events of the year.

When:  Tuesday, October, 11, 2022, 5:30 – 8 pm

Where:  Venue West*, 221 N. Paulina (Free parking in the lot across the street.)


  • Inidividual tickets are available for $250.
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $2,500.

Click Here to submit your ticket/sponsorship order.

For more information about sponsorship or to purchase a table, contact Julia Mayer at julia@seechicagodance.com

Digital Program Book - Tribute and Promotional Ads Available

Click Here to purchase a tribute ad or promtional ad in this years digital program book.

For more information on purchasing an ad in this year's digital program book, contact Solomon Bowser at solomon@seechicagodance.com

Venue West is wheelchair accessible with adjacent parking. ASL, CART captioning, audio description, and large print provided. Questions or requests? Please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Surinder Martignetti, surinder@seechicagodance.com.

Event Co-Chairs:

Esther Grisham Grimm & Princess Mhoon


Host Committee:

Rachel Arfa
Pam Crutchfield
Turiya Gray
Judie Moore Green
Sheilah Rae Gross
Michael McStraw
Brian Smith


SCD Board of Directors:

Meghan McNamara (President)
Jorge Perez (Vice President)
Dawn Stanislaw (Treasurer)
Amanda Banks (Secretary)

Debra Bernstein-Siegel
Patti Eylar
Colleen Flanigan
Michael Foster
Ladonna Freidheim
Sarah Lombardi
Melissa Platt
Shiwali Tenner
Sarah Venuti-Yates

Running Time
3 hours


Venue West

221 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 280-7900