From the latest news to behind-the-scenes access, Hubbard Street's blog offers original content giving exciting insight into all aspects of Chicago's international destination for dance!


November 17, 2022

Give the gift of Hubbard Street merch, gift certificates, and more! We proudly present: the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.

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May 31, 2022

Under the artistic leadership of Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) is beyond thrilled to announce six new company members will join the main company for the 2022/23 season:  Aaron Choate, Morgan Clune, Jack Henderson, Shota Miyoshi, Cyrie Topete, and Matt Wenckowski.

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Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell

March 24, 2022

With a triumphant first year as Hubbard Street’s Artistic Director under her belt, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell takes a quick break from rehearsal to talk about trusting her instincts, getting past imposter syndrome, and leading with empathy.

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HSDC Reconnects with the MCA

March 11, 2022

Hubbard Street is back at the Museum of Contemporary Art for Spring Series: RE/CONNECT! During a break from RE/CONNECT rehearsals, the Hubbard Street Dancers explored the museum and shared their reflections on the Andrea Bowers exhibition.

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Celebrating Black History Month at HSDC

February 24, 2022

As we at HSDC continuously work to uplift, amplify, and honor Black voices in every aspect of our organization, we recognize the privilege of our platform and the related responsibility to affirm our on-going commitment to anti-racismthis month and every month.

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November 29, 2021

Hubbard Street Dancer Jacqueline Burnett shares insight into her journey back to live performance readiness thanks to the outstanding team of physical therapists at our Season Partner, Athletico Physical Therapy.

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4 Common Ankle Injuries in Dancers

July 27, 2021

In any sport or activity that puts demands on the body, injuries can occur, and dance is no different. Learn more about 4 common ankle injuries in dancers (and how to prevent them!) from our Season Partner Athletico Physical Therapy.

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June 23, 2021

Under the artistic leadership of Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, we are thrilled to welcome Alexandria Best, Michele Dooley, Michael Garcia and Simone Stevens to the HSDC main company. Hailing from all over the United States, these four new company members bring with them a wealth of technique, talent and creative vision.

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May 21, 2021

Get insight on the creative process from Elliot Hammans and Jacqueline Burnett, the two company dancers featured in Robyn Mineko William's new film Half of Us, presented May 20, 22 + 23, 2021 as part of Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming.

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Four Ways to Move More

May 13, 2021

By Athletico Physical Therapy

The pandemic showed many of us that we had to get creative with our fitness outside of a gym or group workout setting. Here are four easy ways our partners at Athletico recommend adding extra movement to your day!

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February 4, 2021

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is proud to announce Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell as our new Artistic Director! Get to know her in this Q&A.

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February 1, 2021

By Athletico Physical Therapy

As we get deeper into the winter months, many people have turned to indoor workouts. Let’s look at some ideas to keep you moving at home during the colder months of the year!

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November 9, 2020

As the challenges of the pandemic continue into the chillier fall and winter months, we encourage you to make a plan for staying healthy at home with a regular movement practice! Check out our fall programming options and resources from Season Partner Athletico Physical Therapy.

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SEIZING "THE HOUR OF NOW" with Jessica Tong

July 22, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is thrilled to announce the promotion of Rehearsal Director Jessica Tong to the role of Associate Artistic Director.  Having been with Hubbard Street for nearly 16 years, we asked her a few questions about her journey to this moment and her vision for the future of Hubbard Street.

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WE'RE here for the movement, not just this moment.

June 22, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is committed to making our organization and the world more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist. Black lives matter. Read more from our Executive Director and Artistic Director.

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April 17, 2020

Sheltering in place has inspired many people to find creative ways to keep their bodies active and moving at home. The dance community is no exception to this wave of re-purposing household items for working out. Learn how you can dance #WithHubbard from your home!

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Enjoying the ride with dancer Abdiel figueroa reyes

November 19, 2019

Abdiel Figueroa Reyes stepped through the front door to the Hubbard Street Dance Center two years ago as a student in the first ever class of the Hubbard Street Professional Program. What was ahead was a complete unknown. Two years later, Abdiel is beginning his first season as a company member. We sat down with him to discuss his journey from student to apprentice to company member, and what’s next for this budding star...

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Dressed to dance with adrienne lipson

October 29, 2019

Adrienne Lipson, a Hubbard Street Company member, designed the costumes for Rena Butler’s THIS, THAT, AND THE THIRD -- a world premiere for FORGE FORWARD on Nov 7, 9+10. What do dance and costume design have in common? A lot more than people realize!

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A Mystery at play: A closer look at kyle abraham's new work

October 24, 2019

For the month of September, Hubbard Street spent the month in scenic Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a residency at Dancers Workshop for the commission of a new work by choreographer Kyle Abraham. We sat down with dancers Elliot Hammans and Andrew Murdock, cast in Abraham’s new work The Bystander to discuss the theme, music, and the creation process.

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Dancer tips & tricks to staying healthy & happy

October 18, 2019

As the days get shorter and colder and the worn-out sniffles slowly arrive, taking care of physical and mental health is crucial. In such a physically demanding artform, dancers at all levels need to take care of their bodies in order to be at their best in and out of the studio. Hubbard Street dancers, Adrienne Lipson and Alysia Johnson, share some of their insights into how they stay healthy and happy as the seasons change. 

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Older Blog Posts

February 28, 2019 From the Spring Series Choreographers

February 21, 2019 Spotlight on Briute

February 14, 2019  Love on the Dance Floor


January 31, 2019  Getting to Know LCDS Work Studies 

January 16, 2019  A Day in the Life of an HS Pro Dancer

January 9, 2019  Audition Tips 


December 19, 2018  #WhyIDance

December 12, 2018  Choosing the Best Class for YOU at Hubbard Street

 December 4, 2018  More on the Music of danc(e)volve

November 28, 2018 From the Choreographer: Alice Klock

November 20, 2018 From the Choreographer: Florian Lochner

November 14, 2018 From the Choreographer: Rena Butler

November 6, 2018 Spotlight on Lighting Supervisor Kaili Story

October 17, 2018 Tour Essentials

October 7, 2018 From the Faculty: The Benefits of Early Childhood Dance

September 26, 2018 From the Choreographers: Lil Buck and Jon Boogz

September 19, 2018 Behind the Curtain: Fall Series Costume Design

September 12, 2018 Behind the Curtain: Fall Series Inspiration 

September 5, 2018 From the Faculty: Importance of Different Dance Techniques

August 29, 2018 Summer Tour by the Numbers

August 22, 2018 Three Cheers for Third Coast Percussion

August 15, 2018 Back to Class Tips and Tricks

August 8, 2018 A Day in the Life: Marketing & Communications Intern

August 1, 2018 Everything you need to know for Youth Open House

July 25, 2018 Youth Faculty Profile: John Cartwright

July 13, 2018 Day in the Life: Hubbard Street Wardrobe Technician 

June 14, 2018 Summer Bod Goals: Achieved

May 23, 2018 From the Dancers: Thoughts on the Summer Series

May 16, 2018 Understudying for Ohad

May 3, 2018 Adaptive Dance at Hubbard Street

March 27, 2018 School Residency Profile - Aldridge Elementary

March 20, 2018 A Timeline of Alejandro Cerrudo's Work

March 15, 2018 Inside the Studio with Alejandro Cerrudo

February 21, 2018 Audition Tips from Glenn Edgerton 

February 14, 2018 Dancing with a Significant Other