A former dancer with the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Zineb Chraibi grew up in Casablanca, Morocco where she first started training. She later returned to her native city of Paris to study ballet, modern, and jazz, then to Montreal to pursue her training at Les ballets Jazz De Montreal. In 1991, she completed her B.A. in Dance (Magna Cum Laude) at Point Park College in Pittsburgh while performing with the Playhouse Dance Theatre.
Since moving to Chicago, Zineb has performed with with the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Winifred Haun and Dancers, and with various independent choreographers. She has served on the faculty of the Conservatory of Dance at Barat College, the Chicago Academy for The Arts, and the Joel Hall Dance Center, and taught at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. She is currently on the faculty at the Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago High School for the Arts, and Joffrey Ballet. She guest teaches in the US and abroad.
In addition to teaching dance, Zineb is a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor who teaches at numerous health clubs in Chicago and frequently guest teaches in elementary and secondary schools as well as abroad.
Examples of Zineb’s Urban Gateways programs: