Chicago Repertory Ballet Premiere Performance Sept. 21 & 22 @ Ruth Page Center for the Arts

The Chicago Repertory Ballet (CRB) today announced its premiere performance will take place Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 at 7:30pm at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

The performance will showcase three world-premier works by Wade Schaaf, founder and artistic director of CRB, as well as an exclusive world-premiere work by Autumn Eckman, renowned Artistic Associate of Giordano Dance Chicago and Director of Giordano II. A native of Elgin, IL, Schaaf received acclaims with his involvement with Groundwork Dance Company, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Dances in the Parks. “This performance endeavors to capture my vision of choreographing artistic dance narratives that sit at the forefront of dance in the 21st century,” said Schaaf. “The entire CRB is excited to bring this vision to life through riveting, heartfelt dance.”

Tickets can be purchased through the Ruth Page Center Box Office at (312) 337-6543 or at for $25 each. RELATED STORY: SHOWBIZ CHICAGO Podcast With Wade Schaff, Founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Repertory Ballet.

About the CRB

The Chicago Repertory Ballet is a Chicago-based, contemporary dance company founded by Wade Schaaf. Founded on November 13, 2011, the company is dedicated to the contemporary choreographic voice, and sitting at the forefront of what is presented in dance and storytelling. Schaaf defines his company’s mission to be “utilizing the emerging choreographic voice for this ‘generation next’, along with the incorporation of storytelling in dance.” The Chicago Tribune has described Schaaf’s choreography as “high-octane, artfully carefree modern ballet…carefree, that is, only in its mood and deceptively casual ballet tack, while actually packed with a bright rush of swift technique, organizational savvy and some truly fresh design.” (August 1, 2011) More details about the Chicago Repertory Dance company are available at their website: