Tiffany Lawson Dance creates unity through the connection of performing arts, bringing live music and dance to our community. TLD emphasizes sharing our philosophy with the next generation, upholding a strong belief in giving back to our future artists through student programming and outreach.



 *Photo by Christopher Mariano

*Photo by Christopher Mariano

Tiffany Lawson Dance is excited to be celebrating its 5th season. The company has evolved from doing one concert a year to producing a benefit, concert, and festival, along with providing education through a pre-professional program and outreach to the Chicago Public Libraries. We cannot wait to share what we have in store for our audiences this season and cannot wait to spend the next 50 seasons with you all.


HARMONY: a live music and dance festival draws choreographers, dancers, and musicians from across the country for a weekend of performances in Chicago. Inspired by its definition: an agreement or concord, and its synonyms: peace, friendship, fellowship, cooperation, and understanding, HARMONY truly is a coming together of artists in a cooperative environment. The next festival will take place in March 2019 and we are currently accepting applications for both professional and pre-professional choreographers and dance companies to participate in the festival. Click on the link below to start the application process!




Tiffany Lawson Dance is incredibly fortunate to have the support and sponsorship of The Chicago Public Library Foundation and The Chicago Public Libraries. We have toured their branches for the last 4 seasons, providing live music and dance shows for children of all ages. Check out our education page for more information on our partnership with them, including an updated 2018 touring schedule. 




Each season, Tiffany Lawson Dance mentors pre-professional artists. See below for our season 5 artist and then check out our education page for more information about the program.


Maren McChesney

Maren McChesney is our dancing pre-professional artist and has a featured role in the Yellow section of PRIMARY this season. Last season, Maren played the title character in our original superhero ballet, MELODY. She has been with our company since season 2. The past two summers, she has trained at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy's Summer Ballet Intensive in New York City.