Dance In The Parks kicks off in Chicago! Former Dancer and Founder Katie McCann celebrates 10th season of this special dance event

Dance in Parks: Dominos in Owen Scarlett's Upper Hand at Pasteur Park. Photo: NehamaShots.

Katie McCann is a former ballet dancer, a performer and dance teacher. She is also the founder of the innovative dance company and dance event ‘Dance in the Parks, which presents dance in parks throughout the Chicago.

Katie is committed to showcasing dance across Chicago and giving the community the chance to see professional dancers on stage in their local area.

Dance In The Parks also gives many local dancers and dance students the chance to participate in this annual event, that is part of Chicago’s Night Out In The Parks.

Cnidarian Allure choreographed by Thomas Mattingly 2015, in Kennedy Park Photo credit: NehamaShots
Cnidarian Allure choreographed by Thomas Mattingly 2015, in Kennedy Park Photo credit: NehamaShots

As a former professional dancer with Kentucky Ballet Theater, Katie maintains professional standards for Dance In The Parks. She holds a tough annual audition, where she puts the dancers through their paces to select those who best suited to the challenging dance event.

Listen to Katie talk about how she has grown Dance In The Parks almost single-handedly from a small event to one that has seen 10,000 people come to the event over the last 9 seasons.

Katie is an inspiration, she has taken an idea and built it into a celebrated event through sheer hard work. Her passion is unbound, matched by her determination and creative vision that delivers a professional and exciting experience for all.

Katie is celebrating the 10th season of Dance In The Park – support Dance In The Parks here.

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