See Chicago Dance Gala
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6pm-10pm at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St)

Join us for our annual dance community celebration and award ceremony honoring two luminaries in Chicago's dance field. The evening includes a cocktail reception in the Wine Garden, seated dinner with live music, an exclusive performance experience only available to Gala attendees, and an unforgettable award ceremony honoring Amina Dickerson and Lou Conte. Join leaders from Chicago's arts, business, and civic sectors as we honor two extraordinary pillars of our robust dance community!


2019 Awardees
Amina Dickerson - Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award
Lou Conte - Legacy Award
Learn more about the 2019 Awardees here.

The Distinguished Service to the Field Award, underwritten by The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, is awarded to those that make vital contributions to the health and vibrancy of the Chicago Dance sector. The Legacy Award, underwritten by Pamela Crutchfield, is awarded to artistic leaders that make a momentous impact in the Chicago dance community.

Previous awardees have included:


  • Angelique Power (2018 Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award)
  • Shirley Mordine (2018 Legacy Award)
  • Pamela Crutchfield (2017 Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award)
  • Dame Libby Komaiko (2017 Inaugural Legacy Award)
  • Richard Driehaus  (2016 Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award)
  • Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin (2015 Inaugural Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award)