2023 Awards Presentation & Community Celebration

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We are thrilled to invite you to See Chicago Dance’s 2023 Awards Presentation & Community Celebration. On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, we will gather with 250 dance friends and artists to celebrate our dynamic community and honor two people who have made a sustained, outsized impact on all of us!

This year we are pleased to present the See Chicago Dance Legacy Award* to Homer Hans Bryant, founder and artistic director of Chicago Multicultural Dance Center & Hiplet Ballerinas. We are equally excited to honor Ginger Farley, dancer, teacher, dancemaker, and former executive director of Chicago Dancemakers Forum, with this year’s Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this year's honorees.

We're excited to return this year to Venue West. The evening will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner with awards presentation and, of course, live performances by the Hiplet Ballerinas and Momentum Sensorium

New this year will be a Milestones presentation, in which we recognize the many significant anniversaries that dance artists and organizations among us have achieved.

Please mark your calendars now for what is sure to be one of the most fun and uplifting events of the year. We cannot wait to celebrate with you on September 19th!

When:   Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 5:30 – 8 pm
Where:  Venue West**, 221 N Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60612
Parking: There is abundant free parking in the venue's lot directly across the street.

  • Inidividual tickets are available for $275
  • Sponsorships start at $2,750 (Includes a table for 10 to attend the event.)

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

CLICK HERE for sponsorship information.

For more information about sponsorship or to purchase a table,
contact Julia Mayer at julia@seechicagodance.com

* The Legacy Award is generously underwritten by Pamela Crutchfield.
**Venue West is fully accessible. SCD will be providing ASL, CART captioning, audio description, and large print programs at the event. If you require other accommodations, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Surinder Martignetti, surinder@seechicagodance.com.

Online Auction

This year we are aucitoning a GETAWAY TO BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO. Spend 7 days and 6 nights in a scenic mountaintop condo with the best Colorado cultural offerings within your reach. 

Click Here to learn more about this year's auction and to place a bid!

Raffle Prizes

This year's event will also feature a host of exclusive raffle prizes. Prizes include hotel stays, season subscriptioins, even a night with the Blackhawks!

Click Here to learn more about this year's raffle prizes.

Event Co-Chairs: Jonathan E. Alsberry and Robin Edwards

Host Committee:
Pamela Crutchfield
Patti Eylar
Judie Moore Green
Michael McStraw
Princess Mhoon
Brian Smith

SCD Board of Directors:
Meghan McNamara, Board President
Jorge Perez,Vice President
Dawn Stanislaw, Treasurer
Amanda Banks, Secretary
Debra Bernstein-Siegel, Development Committee Chair

Michael Foster
Ladonna Freidheim
Erik Kaiko
Sarah Lombardi
Marisa C. Santiago
Sarah Venuti-Yates

Header image by Arthur Wright



page updated 09/05/2023 @ 11:126 am CT [SB]

Running Time
2.5 Hours


Venue West

221 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 280-7900