Tracy Vonder Haar, a former member of Hubbard Street Dance Company, brings over fifty years of teaching experience to Ballet Chicago. Tracy returned to Chicago in 2016 after two decades in Los Angeles where she taught at Los Angeles Valley College, and was artistic director of Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts for ten years. When Tracy lived in Chicago, she taught at The Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance, Lou Conte Dance Studio, directed Chicago Studio for Dance and Musical Theatre, was Artistic Director of Dance and Company, was dance coordinator for the Musical Theatre Department at Columbia College, and was the director of the children’s choir (in several cities) for the Canadian/National tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT starring Donny Osmond.
She has choreographed and/or directed commercials, industrials, television shows, full length ballets, and scores of revues and musicals, including PETER PAN, CAROUSEL, and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, just to name a few. She was also a resident choreographer for five years for Yip’s Children’s Choir in both Los Angeles and Hong Kong where her choreography was seen in over two dozen countries.
Other teaching credits include Webster University (St. Louis), Los Angeles Trade Technical College, and over a decade at Pasadena Civic Ballet. Tracy is also on the faculty at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, and coaches and teaches privately.