Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Chicago as an Extended Classroom

Loyola dance students love taking advantage of Chicago. We regularly welcome guest artists into the classroom, create work with prominent choreographers, and collaborate with artistic organizations in the city. 

Our students gain not only technical dance knowledge, but valuable networking opportunities, when artists are brought into our classrooms. These are just some of the artists and professionals that have taught at Loyola:

Loyola Dance is lucky to bring in several guest artists and choreographers every year. Our faculty's personal connections and Loyola's proximity to the city breed long-term relationships and opportunties to collaborate. Check out the dancers, chorographers, and artistic directors our dancers have worked with:

As dancers, it is important to not only collaborate with other artists, but to also make connections with organizations that round out our knowledge and expertise. That is why Loyola has built relationships with an ever-growing list of studios, companies, physical therapists, dance movement therapists, dance historians, dance filmmakers, and so many more. 



  • Chicago Dancemakers Forum
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Lou Conte Dance Studio
  • Ruth Page Center for the Arts
  • The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance
  • The Cambrians
  • Duncan Dance Chicago
  • Charles Weidman Foundation
  • Hedwig Dance Chicago
  • The Joffrey Ballet
  • The Chicago Cultural Center
  • Dance Works Chicago
  • Momenta
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Dance
  • Northwest Dance Project
  • New Dialect
  • Chicago Dance Crash
  • The Big Muddy Dance Company 


  • Body Gears Physical Therapy
  • Fuller Health Group
  • Nova Care Physical Therapy
  • Athletico Pysical Therapy


  • The Parkinson's Project - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Chicago Dance History Project 
  • American College Dance Association
  • Loyola Institute for Environmental Sustainability
  • In/Motion International Dance Film Festival
  • 3Arts
  • Pivot Arts
  • UIC / Bodies of Work
  • UIC Department of Disability and Human Development