"We are so lucky that we get to work in an environment that is creative and new and challenging and pushing boundaries."

Originally from Minnesota, Laura Molzahn earned her PhD in English from Northwestern University. She has written about dance for over 25 years for publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and Dance Magazine.

June 01, 2017: 

woman in a green sweater standing in front of a tree

"It was truly the guts, the determination, the tenacity of some brilliant women in this city who realized the need to create a home like that for these companies."

"I take this as a responsibility and a challenge to make sure that I'm mentoring the smart, intelligent, brave women who are going to be the next generation of arts leaders."

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