Mordine & Company Dance Theater is partially supported The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation, The Ruth Page Foundation, HMS Media, Extensions Dance Center and our many individual supporters.




The company is proud to include in its mission:

1. A legacy of cutting---edge choreography that is enjoyed by diverse audiences

"Choreographer Shirley Mordine long ago established her reputation as one of the most accomplished craftsmen in Chicago. Her canny manipulation of the raw material of dance...knows no peer." —Chicago Reader

2. A 51-year history of nurturing dance talent, thereby enriching the dance scene as well as the greater community. Mordine & Co. alumni have gone on to become assured choreographers, renowned professors, and accomplished professionals.

3. A vested interest in collaborations with other artists—in dance and in other art forms.  "Though no stranger to pure abstract dance, Shirley Mordine has been an enthusiast of interdisciplinary art for much of the four decades that her Mordine & Co. has been performing in Chicago." ---Sid Smith

4. A commitment to education programs that use the medium of dance to inspire a variety of populations. The company offers open company classes and a celebrated choreographic mentorship program that allows artists to showcase their work in a professional setting.  Mordine & Co. was recognized by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as playing "a flagship role in helping develop a whole generation of promising dancers and choreographers.”  

Secure, tax-deductible donations may be by mail:

Mordine & Company

c/o Ruth Page Foundation  

1016 N. Dearborn St.

Chicago, IL 60610 

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Mordine & Company Dance Theater is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.