Promise 2015


We are so excited to announce the re-staging of our acclaimed full length ballet, “Promise” ! You’ll be able to see Promise on Friday and Saturday, March 20 & 21 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Buy tickets now.

Promise is inspired by the novel “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck and features a cast of over 20 dancers. Choreographed by Winifred Haun in 2009, the work is based on three years of research and development into the women, images and psychological themes found in John Steinbeck’s novel about the Salinas Valley. Promise incorporates aerial straps with modern dance to tell a story of violence and redemption. The work features music by Maki Ishii, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jolie Holland and Kanye West. Learn more about the 2009 premiere of Promise.

As a special treat, choreographer and stilt artist, Kristina Isabelle will open the Friday night performance, and the amazing Leopold Group will open the Saturday night performance.


Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm with Kristina Isabelle
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm with Leopold Group
Tickets: $30, available on-line at

MASTER CLASS with Company Dancer and Rehearsal Director, Zada Cheeks
Class will feature a modern dance warm-up with choreography from Promise
Saturday, March 21 at 5:00pm
Fee: $25, includes free ticket to see Promise Buy on-line

All events take place at:
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago
Tickets: $30, available on-line at Group rates available. Call 773-454-9843 or email

More info.

Today is GivingTuesday and if you’d like to both be a part of this awesome national campaign and be a dance producer here’s your chance.

In March of 2015, we will re-stage our first full length work, “Promise.” Promise is a dance for aerial straps, which means its expensive to rehearse and produce. Which means we need extra cash. By extra cash, we mean $8,000.

We’ve created a special Promise 2015 Fund and we’d love you for to be a part of it. Any amount you give will be greatly appreciated, but if you contribute $100, we’ll give you a huge thank you *and* 2 free tickets to see Promise in March (a $60 value!). Contribute now.

So, giving today would get so much done: you’d get to participate in a national fundraising campaign, you’d get to be a part of Promise 2015, and if you give $100, you’d get free tickets to see the show. Its a win-win-win. Give now.


Open Company Class

Winifred Haun will teach a Company Class for intermediate to professional dancers and its open to anyone who’s interested.  Open Company Class will be on the following Thursdays,from 9:45am to 10:15am:
Jan 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

Company Class is held at Principle Dance, 7610 W Roosevelt Rd #102, Forest Park, IL. Classes are $10 each. Company Class is a great way to learn about us and our work. Come dance with us!  Got questions about Company Class?  Email us: