Join the NIU School of Theatre and Dance at the final performance of this year’s Spring Dance Concert “The Past to the Present” as we congratulate Judith Chitwood, professor and coordinator of dance, on her retirement.

In her distinguished career as a dance educator at NIU, and the University of Cincinnati and Kansas State University before that, Judy has positively impacted the careers and lives of a generation of dance students.

Judy Chitwood

“My theory and preparation are always about who’s in front of me, and who is there at the time,” Chitwood said. “It’s about being in the moment. I think that’s been a really successful part of my teaching and my interaction with students. I really love being in that situation and seeing them grow after these four years, to become these young, contributing artists in the world.”

 

 

A reception will be held immediately following the final performance of this year’s Spring Dance Concert which begins at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1 in the O’Connell Theatre. The reception will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the lobby. Tickets for the performance are available online. The O’Connell Theatre is located in the Stevens Building on NIU’s main campus.

Gifts to the NIU School of Theatre and Dance can be made in Judy’s honor here.