(VIDEO) Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Alumni and Students Featured in ‘New Dances 2020’

Mariterese Altosino

Jacob Buerger

Hanna Swartz

Peyton Winker

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumni Mariterese Altosino ’15, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BA Program in Dance, and Jacob Buerger ’17, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BFA Program in Dance, and Dance Center student Hanna Swartz are all company members of New Dances 2020, an incubation program for new work featuring emerging talent co-produced by Thodos Dance Chicago and DanceWorks Chicago. Altosino, Buerger, and Swartz are among 16 Chicago-based dancers selected on the basis of virtual auditions by more than 70 applicants. Participating choreographers include current Dance Center student Peyton Winker.

For a promotional video about New Dances 2020, click here.

New Dances 2020 will unveil six world premiere dance works featuring a diverse company of fresh, Chicago-based choreographers and dancers in performances scheduled to take place June 17 through 20 at Theater Wit, located at 1229 W. Belmont in Chicago’s Belmont Theatre District. (Pandemic-related changes may shift these performances to a virtual stage; updates will be shared as available.)

Vershawn Ward