Visceral Dance Chicago has been engaging and connecting our artists with audiences since 2013. Starting its 11th season, Visceral Dance is a national and internationally recognized driving force in contemporary dance founded and led by Artistic Director, Nick Pupillo.
This company exemplifies his daring vision to explore the infinite possibilities of contemporary movement and present the best of emerging, established, and innovative choreographers. The company is recognized for its exceptional technicality, diversity, versatility, and daring athleticism.
Visceral Dance has been praised for its accessibility in programming by presenting dynamic performances that appeal to a wide range of audiences. In Chicago, Visceral Dance performs over 25 times a year and provides educational programming - expanding their reach while ensuring dance and art is accessible to all communities.
Visceral Dance grows alongside and within the organization of Visceral Dance Center founded by Nick Pupillo in 2007. Since its founding, The Center has become a destination in the city Chicago for dance and home to thousands of dancers and artists from around the world.
As one of the top training facilities in the country, Visceral Dance Center is known for its positive environment, exceptional faculty and a spacious state-of-the art facility located in the Avondale neighborhood along the Chicago River. This space serves the growing needs of the entire Chicago arts community, which uses the building for rehearsals, workshops, and auditions and also includes an in-house theater space, Ann Barzel Theater, available for performances and special events.
Visceral offers daily classes with a broad range for both children and adults. The Center allows dance to be easily accessible to all individuals, from the beginner to professional level dancers.
Dancers from all over come to experience a wide range of workshops and master classes offered by acclaimed guest teachers and choreographers.