The Company

Lead by artistic director Jessica Deahr, Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest. Emphasizing a unique mission of both athleticism and accessibility, the Crash aesthetic is most notably recognized by its combination of concert and hip hop techniques in works ranging from full length productions to repertory pieces and freestyles.

Company Staff

Jessica Deahr

Artistic Director

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Mark Hackman

Producing Director

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Michael Dice Jr.

Development Director

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Company Dancers

Artistic Associates

Board of Directors

Andreason Brown

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Forefront


Charlie Cutler

Owner & Operator, Jackknife Fitness and Rehabilitation Inc.

Treasurer & Secretary

Eilleen Mallary

School Administrator, Lakefront Children's Academy

Lilian Haymann

Special Advisor to the CEO, Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC)

Marissa Moritz

Dance Instructor, Chicago Public Schools

Nate Brandt

MB Real Estate Ast. Mananger of Private Events, Chicago Cultural Center

Jamie Penk, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Advocate Children's Hospital

Lizzie MacKenzie

Artistic Director and Co-founder, Extensions Dance Company

Mitch Serrano

Attorney/Broker, @properties

Stephanie Martinez

Freelance Choreographer