Thank You to Urban Gateways Artists during Teacher Appreciation Week!

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 arts programs possible during the 2021-22 school year to date. Their dedication to sharing the arts with young people keeps us inspired and going strong!

Montserrat Alsina
Héctor Álvarez
Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong
Jesse Avina
Kimberly Baker
Zahra Baker
Victoria Boateng
Bruce Henry & Band
Aquil Charlton
Irekani Chavez
Chicago Dance Crash
Chicago Poetry Center: Poets with Class
Marisa Cordeiro
James Duke
Flamenco Quartet Project
Jonathan Franklin
Gingarte Capoeira Chicago
Global Pungmul Institute
David Goodloe
Jillian Gryzlak
Josh Guy
Kate Hendrickson
Runako Jahi
James Jankowiak
Raivyn Jenkins
Joel Hall Dancers
Walter King Jr. (The Spellbinder)
Hondo Lawrence
Mercedes Martinez
Victoria Martinez
Nahui Ollin
Rita Obelleiro
Jamie Olah
Jean Parisi
Kristin Samerson
Jeremy Schaefer
Soli Performing Arts Company
Diana Solís
Son Monarcas
Nelson & Paola Sosa
Marya Spont-Lemus
Storytown Improv
Jill Stuck
The Chamber Brass Players Quintet
Tsukasa Taiko (Asian Improv aRts Midwest)
Laura Wesslund
avery r. young
Joy Young
Sun Yun

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