Dance for Life Chicago ( DFL )which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds to support dance professionals facing critical health issueshas announced that Executive Director Phil Reynolds is resigning from his position, effective May 31.
In addition, See Chicago Dance ( SCD ), the Chicago dance industry's nonprofit service organization, has announced that Executive Director Heather Hartley is resigning from her position, effective May 10.
Reynolds and Hartley are married to each other, and are moving to North Carolina to start a nonprofit organization, Trillium Arts.
The DFL board of directors is assembling a search committee and determining its next steps for hiring a new executive director.
The SCD board of directors also is assembling a search committee, consisting of board members and dance community leaders. Further, the board intends to appoint an interim executive director to manage the organization through this transitional phase.
DFL 2019 will take place Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Auditorium Theatre, featuring the Partner Dance Companies that perform each yearGiordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Joffrey Balletjoined this year by Chicago Dance Crash, Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater.
The concert will feature a work in tribute to late dancer, choreographer and instructor Claire Bataille, choreographed by Robyn Mineko Williams and will conclude with a finale choreographed by Randy Duncan. Tickets go on sale May 1; visit ChicagoDancersUnited.org .