About the contributors

By on March 15, 2018

Kait Dessoffy is a freelance dancer, dance writer and choreographer. After earning their BA in theater from Loyola University Chicago, they performed works by Nick Cave, Joel Hall, Paula Ward, J. Lindsay Brown, Helen Zoerhof, Beth Berta and Ally Subak. They are a current company member of VADCO under the direction of Valerie Alpert. You can follow Kait on Instagram @gramlesskait. Read Kait’s posts.



Rachel Hellwig is a dance writer, editor, and blogger based in Birmingham, AL. She is an assistant editor at 4dancers.org, a freelancer for various publications, and created the ballet blog Clara’s Coffee Break. Read Rachel’s posts.





Alyssa E. Motter  is a dance artist, educator, and writer based in Chicago. She is an adjunct faculty member in dance at the City Colleges of Chicago. She has performed in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh with choreographers such as Nejla Yatkin, Kyle Abraham, and Jasmine Hearn. Additionally, she has worked as an arts administrator with Jacob’s Pillow Dance and Carnegie Mellon University; and holds a BFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MFA in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Read Alyssa’s posts.


Jordan Kunkel is a Chicago-based dance artist, journalist and choreographer who investigates issues of social justice through her work. She received her BA in dance and journalism from Loyola University Chicago in 2018. As a working professional, she combines her passions for dance, writing and multimedia to advocate for and promote the arts. Read Jordan’s posts.



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