For 24 years, Thodos Dance Chicago has performed with captivating style described as “breathtakingly athletic” and “powerfully beautiful.” The company’s dedication to the American voice in contemporary dance has established TDC as an innovative presence in the modern dance landscape. The 2016-2017 season is TDC's 25th year of touring throughout the USA and performing in Chicago.
Reaching young minds through dance education is vital to the mission of Thodos Dance Chicago. As an established teaching company, all members of the ensemble hold B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in dance and teach at the elementary, high school, and university levels.
Thodos Dance Chicago is passionate about offering Company Members a space in which they can develop their own artistic identity. The annual New Dances choreography project gives TDC’s multi-dimensional dancers the complete freedom to create their own work as choreographers and directors.
Thodos Dance Chicago was founded in 1992 by Artistic Director, Melissa Thodos, as a hub for dancers to grow, not only as performers, but as well-rounded dance artists. The company’s unique mission of inspiring expression through dance education, dance creation, and dance performance has established TDC as an original force in modern dance for 25 seasons.