Did you know that Mayor Emanuel once studied here? Now you do. From Huffington Post:
It isn’t just that Chicago is bringing in international heavy hitters to perform. It also touts many important dance companies of its own, and exports them, too. The Joffrey Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago, the Hubbard Street Ballet, the River North Dance Company, The Seldoms, The Dance Center of Columbia College and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (just returning from a Kennedy Center performance in December of 2012) are skimming the top of the over 200 dance companies in the city which help to build a strong audience for dance. Mayor Emanuel studied with Joel Hall Dance Center in his youth and it certainly made a believer out of him.