Founder

Ginny Ching-Yin Lo is the founder and artistic director of Identity since 2014. She was born in Hong Kong and received her early dance training with the Hong Kong Ballet; then she continued with Elizabeth Boitsov in Chicago. Ginny had danced professionally with the Boitsov Classical Ballet and the Illinois Ballet Theater.

She holds a B.A. in dance from Columbia College, Chicago and an M.A. in Communication and Culture from Trinity International University, IL. Ginny has taught dance over 20 years in dance studios, public schools and conferences. She was a guest dance faculty at Tongji University Dance Education in Shanghai for 2 years. Ginny also led the Shanghai Migrant Performing Troupe for 4 years which produced 40 touring performances annually until she repatriated back to Chicago. Her broad teaching experience covers beginner to professional levels. Her works have been presented in the US, China and Germany, some of her works were nominated for the Chicago Dance Achievement Award. 
 
Updated Newsletter from Ginny 
2017 was a very successful year for our organization and all those we serve through dance; now well beyond our US borders. Our 2nd Annual High Tea Event raised enough funds to support a free dance program for underserved youth in Evanston with Family Focus partnering with Evanston Arts Council. We showcased varied artists including dancers at two free public performances, Spring and Fall, in Morton Grove. We were invited to perform in both Chicago at the DANK Haus Museum, and in Hanover, Germany, at the International Cultural Bridge Festival. As we plan ahead and press forward in 2018, we will continue our existing programs and explore new projects to "connect, create & affirm" with our community. Please check our program page for details.