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Dance students rehearse with Alumni All Star, Daniel Ulbricht. Sarah Yenesel/The Chautauquan Daily.

Our work

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2019 and 2020 scholarship recipient, Malena Ani. Lindsay Thomas Photography.

Connections hosts Mike Morley and Anita Lin with dancers Destiny Wimpye and Lara Bircak.

Student Scholarships

 Membership in Chautauqua Dance Circle helps us grow our scholarship fund and makes it possible for Chautauqua Institution to attract exceptional dance students from around the country


Host families make sure that Chautauqua is a home-away-from-home for dance students


Michael Novak, Artistic Director of Paul Taylor Dance Company, speaks to Chautauquans before a dance performance., CDC.


Pete Leo-Walker reherarses with Anna Gerberich in Carnahan-Jackson studios, photo by Alexander Wadley.


Before each Amphitheater dance performance, Chautauqua Dance Circle invites Chautauquans to hear from visiting dancers, choreographers and artistic directors. Speakers will provide an inside look into the evening's pieces and answer questions.

Views on pointe

Chautauqua Dance Circle invites all Chautauquans to further their dance education with our conversation series. 

strategic plan

The Chautauqua Dance Circle has been hard at work developing our new 3 year strategic plan.  Please take a look.

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Click here to download a PDF copy of the document above.

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Our team


vice President




board members

Pat Feighan

Beth Munro

Arthur Willson

Danielle Nebres

Karen Goodell

Steve Anderson

Peg Barrett

Barrie Benson

Rob Kyler

Jordan Leeper

Amy Mead

Kathy Shomo

Sandra Sandoz

Mara Wolf

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