Chicago City Theatre Co. dba Joel Hall Dancers & Center

Unapologetically diverse and inclusive since its founding in 1974, Joel Hall Dancers & Center highlights and spotlights the Black experience through dance. Joel Hall and Joseph Ehrenberg founded the company to provide opportunities for gay Black and Brown dancers and choreographers to gain visibility. From that work grew a multi-ethnic and inclusive dance company which inspired the creation of Urban Jazz, a unique Jazz dance vocabulary developed by Hall here in Chicago and recognized internationally for its blend of Classic technique with House, Street, and Club influences.

Our professional-level studio classes welcome all abilities and identities to enhance our collective culture and improve the world around us. While holding the highest standards of excellence, Joel Hall Dancers & Center uses dance to dismantle oppressive systems, amplify BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices, and cultivate a better world for all.

We can't wait to welcome the DNC to Chicago and the Midwest in 2024!

Stay tuned for additional information.

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