DORIAN RHEA is a professional choreographer from Chicago’s south side. Mr. Rhea has been an active artist in the city’s black and brown communities for the past seven years. He has performed and choreographed pieces for musical festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW, television shows like Windy City Live, Broadway in Chicago’sWest Side Story, Disney’s Mag Mile Lights Festival, Common’s AHH! Fest, Chance The Rapper’s TipFest, and for President Obama himself. His works have been featured at venues such as the White House, The Chicago Theater, The Harris Theater, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Dorian is a former teaching artist for Chicago’s leading organization in providing job training to teens (After School Matters).
Dorian has conducted residencies at The Joffrey Ballet Chicago, The American Rhythm Center, Roosevelt University, Chicago State University, Wilbur Wright College, the Brooklyn Music School, & Waverly School of the Arts.
Dorian has studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, street, and tap. His pedagogy focuses on performance art, creative movement, Hip Hop culture, and social activism through the arts.