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Winifred Haun & Dancers was founded in Chicago in 1991 by award winning choreographer and dancer, Winifred Haun.  In the 19 years since its founding, the Company has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including Critic’s Choice from the Chicago Reader, and features and reviews in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago, Madison.com, WTTW-TV (PBS), WBEZ (NPR) Radio and several on-line publications such as 4dancers.org, Rog [...]
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228 S. East Ave., Oak Park,
IL 60302
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Winifred Haun & Dancers


Winifred Haun & Dancers was founded in Chicago in 1991 by award winning choreographer and dancer, Winifred Haun.  In the 19 years since its founding, the Company has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including Critic’s Choice from the Chicago Reader, and features and reviews in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago, Madison.com, WTTW-TV (PBS), WBEZ (NPR) Radio and several on-line publications such as 4dancers.org, RogueBallerina.com, Flavorwire and Examiner. In 2000, the Company received the Ruth Page Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Dance in Chicago” for initiating and producing Chicago’s NEXT Dance Festival, which grew to be the midwest’s largest dance festival for the new work of Chicago area artists.  In 2009, the Company was selected to receive the Oak Park Area Arts Council’s prestigious “Best in Class” Award.

The mission of Winifred Haun & Dancers is to create and produce the dance works of Ms. Haun and other midwest artists and to make those works available to the widest possible audience.  Part of the Company’s artistic vision is to have dance viewed not only in the context of professional presentation, but also at the community level and in non-traditional performance venues.

Artistic Director, Winifred Haun, is a veteran choreographer and dancer.  She was a soloist with the critically acclaimed Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre from 1985 to 1991.  Ms. Haun has been nominated three times for the prestigious Ruth Page Award for Choreography and Performance and in 1999, she won the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Community.  Ms. Haun’s choreography has been commissioned by Chicago Ballet, AMEBA Dance, Irreverence Dance + Theatre, Zephyr Dance, Lonny Joseph Gordon and many other Midwest and national groups. She has taught dance and dance composition at the Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance, Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Beijing National Dance Academy and at numerous festivals and workshops worldwide.  Currently, Ms. teaches modern dance at Hubbard St. Dance Chicago and Legere Dance Center in River Forest.  In 2008, Ms. Haun was appointed Associate Artist at Voice of the City, a Chicago based multi-arts educational organization.