Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to Urban Gateways Artists!

Teacher Appreciation Week is drawing to a close, so we wanted to take a moment to shout out all the incredible Teaching and Performing Artists who have made our virtual arts programs possible during the 2020-21 school year to date. Their dedication to sharing the arts with young people – even in the midst of extenuating circumstances – keeps us inspired and going strong!

Montserrat Alsina
Héctor Álvarez
Jesse Avina
Zahra Baker
Nicole Beck
Devin Cain
Chicago Dance Crash
Chicago Improv Productions
Chicago Poetry Center: Poets with Class
Zineb Chraibi
DanceWorks Chicago
James Duke
Roberto Ferreyra
Irekani Ferreyra
Jessica Fiene
Jonathan Franklin
Jennifer Green
Jillian Gryzlak
Josh Guy
Sonja Henderson
Bruce Henry & Band
James Jankowiak
Raivyn Jenkins
Joel Hall Dancers
Walter King Jr. (The Spellbinder)
Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago
Kimberly Laude
Hondo Lawrence
Kate Leslie
Amy Lowe
Jeff Maldonado
Mercedes Martinez
Victoria Martinez
Jennifer Morea
Jean Parisi
Michael Riendeau
Jeremy Schaefer
Diana Solís
Marya Spont-Lemus
Storytown Improv Theatre
Jill Stuck
Michael Taylor
Tsukasa Taiko (Asian Improv aRts Midwest)
Erika Valenciana
Leida Villegas
Jacob Watson
Laura Wesslund
avery r. young
Sun Yun

Thanks also to the many educators who have collaborated with us to host virtual performances, residencies, workshops, and professional development this school year! Their partnership is key to making our arts programs engaging & inspiring.