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South Chicago Dance Theatre
South Chicago Dance Theatre

In its 7th season, South Chicago Dance Theatre is a flourishing local company that presents a seamless fusion of classical and contemporary dance. Audiences will…

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Celebrating over 55 years of partnership with the Auditorium Theatre, the illustrious Alvin Ailey returns to its Chicago home for a must-see six-performance program with…

MOMIX
MOMIX

Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton, marks its long-awaited…

Trinity Irish Dance Company
Trinity Irish Dance Company

Under the lead of Mark Howard, founding artistic director/choreographer – and recent inductee into the 2023 Irish American Hall of Fame – Chicago’s beloved Trinity…

Compañía Nacional de Danza

Making its Chicago debut at the Auditorium, the Madrid-based ‘National Dance Company’ performs varied and representative repertoires, recognizable inside and outside Spain, covering classical, neoclassical,…

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot

The music of Elton John brings to life the story of Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old English boy who stumbles upon a ballet class during his…

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 16 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical…

Salt Creek Ballet: The Nutcracker
Salt Creek Ballet: The Nutcracker

The MAC welcomes back Salt Creek Ballet with a roster of guest artists to perform the holiday tradition: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This magical full-scale production…

Stomp
Stomp

The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything…

Hip Hop Nutcracker
Hip Hop Nutcracker

Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s…

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl

Last seen by MAC audiences on the MAC’s Lakeside stage in Family Fiesta in 2022, this Mexican folk dance troupe delights audiences with eye-popping costumes,…

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