Columbia College Chicago

Meet the Faculty

Taylor Chwae

Early Chilhood

Taylor Chwae grew up dancing in Madison, Wisconsin, where she performed with Madison Ballet and was a member of the Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company. While still in high school, Taylor trained with the Academie Américaine de Danse de Paris and Ballet Chicago. Taylor received her BFA in Dance (summa cum laude and valedictorian) from Columbia College Chicago in 2016. At Columbia College, she performed in many student works, including one performed on the Auditorium Theater stage alongside Cirqua Rivera Dance Theatre. She was also selected to perform in pieces by faculty Taisha Paggett, Pam McNeil, and Peter Carpenter, and presented three of her own choreographic works on the Dance Center stage. Taylor is thrilled to be living out a life-long dream to teach dance in many of Chicago's communities.