Ginger Farley, Executive Director of Chicago Dancemakers Forum, has worked in Chicago as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, administrator and advocate for live and performing arts since 1978. Farley received a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist award in its inaugural year, 2003, after which she then served as project director and consortium member, becoming CDF’s first Executive Director in 2014. Prior to that, during her service as a consultant to the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation on its Small Theater and Dance Program, Farley participated in the “Excellence in Dance Initiative” at The Chicago Community Trust, leading the way on a study of small, mid-sized and independent dance artists in Chicago. From 1996–2001 she co-directed a music and dance collaborative company, The 58 Group, with colleague Cameron Pfiffner. Farley was an early company member of the now nationally known Hubbard Street. She serves on the Chicago Dance History Project board and on committees for the School of Theater and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Links Hall.
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