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Hailed as "magnificient" by the Chicago Tribune...

...Elements Ballet presents new works in the neo-classical vein with impressive technicality and grace. The company has created a repertory of original contemporary ballets and unique collaborative productions with Chicago-based artists and organizations including Haymarket Opera Company, Aerial Dance Chicago, ALEXA GRÆ, and Baroque Band. Elements Ballet has performed at such prestigious venues as the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building, and the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Entering its 12th performance season, Elements Ballet is known for its ability to engage audiences with passionate dancing, innovative choreography, and transcendent theatrical events.

Elements Ballet trains its dancers and develops its work according to artistic director Mike Gosney’s unique philosophy of dance, based on the four classical elements. Each represents a major facet of dance: earth for physicality, air for focus, water for freedom and fire for expression. Gosney has used this approach to revolutionize the way dancers study, rehearse, and create new work. It is this fresh interpretation of ballet which Elements Ballet draws on to develop contemporary movement, serving as the basis for mixed repertory concerts, site-specific pieces, original story-ballets, and outreach programs.