Giordano Dance Chicago

In 56 years as an artistic leader and innovator, Giordano Dance Chicago - America’s original jazz dance company- has contributed greatly to the health of Chicago’s performing arts community. From origins in Gus Giordano’s family-run studio to its current incarnation as a professionally-run organization with over a half-century of worldwide performances (27 countries, 46 states, and more than 1,200 cities), GDC’s imprint on the art form of jazz dance is far-reaching and significant. Contributions include: a vast repertoire of more than 165 original works; the mentoring of new and emerging choreographers; the commissioning of innumerable musical scores and production designers; the education of tens of thousands of underserved public school and community students; the creation of generations of professional dancers; the certification of dance teachers and professionals in the Giordano Technique, and performances to millions of audience members worldwide.

Photo by Gorman Cook Photography

Photo by Gorman Cook Photography

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Nan Giordano
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
GENRE: Concert Dance