Leopold Group

The Leopold Group (Chicago, IL), a Chicago-based modern dance company, was founded in March 2006 by Illinois native Lizzie Leopold, currently pursuing her doctoral studies at Northwestern University. Since its founding, the Leopold Group has premiered dozens of original works in Chicago-land and across the country. In the last couple of years, the Leopold Group been recognized for its outstanding choreography (called “brainy & enthralling”), innovative programming (working with the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company to premiere a Lamentation Variation, 2013), and ongoing community building initiatives (producing three shows in the last six months with a dozen different artists). After many years locked in the studio focusing solely on the craft of dancemaking, the Leopold Group is newly committed to working as hard at being a contributing member of the Chicago dance community as they do at continuing to make good dances.

Matthew Gregory Hollis