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Little Fire 2023 Season

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Hi! We are Little Fire Artist Collective, a Chicago-based dance project. We aim to support and serve as a much-needed incubator for freelance artists as they continue cultivating and exploring their “little fires.” Please join us as we embark on our 2023 season of dance-making. Your donation today will help bring our work to life!

Our 2023 season is our most ambitious season to date. Help us finish the year strong by supporting the creation of a brand new evening of danceworks, which will culminate in an intimate performance weekend in January 2024.

This GoFundMe campaign will help us cover the following:

  • Studio rental costs for the January show in Chicago
  • Performance venue costs for the January show in Chicago
  • Operation costs related for Little Fire LLC
  • Ensuring that 12 dancers receive rehearsal stipends

So far, this fundraiser allowed Little Fire Artist Collective to participate in two international engagements. Generous donations covered flight costs and other travel expenses. In April, a group of Little Fire artists travelled to San José, Costa Rica, for a residency in collaboration with Jose Ventura and other local dancers. We created, explored, taught classes, and performed new dances for local audiences. Ultimately, we hope the Costa Rican artists we collaborate with will travel to Chicago to experience the contemporary dance scene in the United States.

In July, a group of Little Fire Artists spent a week in Acton Vale, Canada for a residency the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation. The movement research from this residency will be presented in the January 2024 performance!

Finally, we want to continue our initiative to offer Improvisation Jams free of charge to Chicago dancers and musicians! These events are well attended at various local dance studios, and the money from this fundraiser covers rental fees. Our hope is to produce Improvisation Jams monthly!

We are grateful for all these projects, but we know we can’t do this alone. Your donations keep us moving! Whether it's $1 or more, no contribution is too small.

Little Fire is deeply appreciative for the support we’ve received thus far. All forms of support are welcome! Please consider supporting us today through a donation or by sharing this GoFundMe with others. No matter the size of your contribution, every contribution will impact our ability to continue our mission and 2023 season.

For more information about our upcoming events and ongoing projects, please visit and follow us on Instagram @littlefirelittlefire

Thank you for supporting dance artists,

The Artists of Little Fire


  • Kourtnee Schippel
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Nick Rassieur
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Nicole Salerno
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Eliza Koeppel
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Robyn Williams
    • $30 
    • 5 mos


Jamie Greco
Chicago, IL

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