The mission of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is to awaken the human spirit through contemporary dance, envisioning a dance landscape that is relevant and accessible to all.

We fulfill our mission by nurturing diverse voices in contemporary dance, opening new pathways to growth, learning, and discovery in Chicago and throughout the world. For 46 years, Hubbard Street has been one of the most original forces in contemporary dance – bringing top choreographers and works to Chicago and beyond. Hubbard Street’s ever-evolving repertory, created by today’s leading choreographic voices, makes us a company that dancers aspire to join and performance venues all over the world are eager to present. To date, the main company has performed globally in 19 countries and 44 US states.



We envision a dance landscape that is relevant and accessible to all.

At home in Chicago, Hubbard Street performs 20 times a year and delivers renowned education programs in 50 classrooms across 17 Chicagoland schools. HSDC Education utilizes the choreographic process to teach essential problem-solving skills, creativity, and collaboration - expanding our reach beyond traditional concert dance audiences, ensuring that everyone has access to world-class dance and instruction.



We strive for greatness, always seeking growth and improvement, cultivating and celebrating the artistry found in ourselves and all parts of our work.

We ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion for every body, fostering well-being in people, teams, and communities.

We ask questions, take risks, and focus on the possible. We strive to understand our impacts personally and institutionally.


Our Strategic Plan codifies many of the steps we must take to achieve our vision, more fully embody our values, and more effectively and more inclusively grow participation in all of our activities at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Learn more about our strategic goals to make Hubbard Street more Sustainable, Distinctive, Accessible, and Proactive in the document linked below.