Founder

Ginny Ching-Yin Lo is the founder and artistic director of Identity since 2016. 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, France and Germany, some of her works were nominated for the Chicago Dance Achievement Award. 
 
Updated Newsletter from Ginny and Identity Board  
 
While this has been a challenging year for all, we are so pleased to share the very good news of Identity's ongoing programs and performances.
 
Despite COVID and so much more, we continued teaching our free youth dance program and our semi-private classical ballet workshops virtually over the past 3 terms, with online performances which were so well received. We sucessfully held both the Spring and Fall semi-annual Morton Grove Community Events on zoom with an online live performance unique to our experience. And, we created our annual High Tea Fundraiser as an entertaining and inspired virtual gathering. Ginny started her own teacher dance class since the pandemic and drew dance partipants from other states, UK and South Africa. 
 
We announce completion of an evocative dance and film project: "Intensity. Transcendency." Topically reflective, this piece has been conceived and choreographed by our founder and artistic director Ginny. This is the first installation of the Trilogy. Identity will continue the second installation. Stay tune.  We invite you to view our select works via these links.
 
The Morton Grove Community Event
 
Dance & Film Project
 
We value your support and presence in our past events. We look forward to seeing you in our 2021 events. Be well, Stay well.
 
Ginny Ching-Yin lo & Identity Board: Jill Diez, Martina Keller, Sharon Meyers and Debbie Wiedeman
 
Identity is committed to our mission: connect (the community), create (dance works), affirm (their identities).
CHANGE begins here and you have been part of this CHANGE movement, to create something bigger than ourselves and the people we serve. We are a not for profit, 501 C 3 organization, founded in 2016.