Oak Park and River Forest High School's Orchesis Dance Company consists of passionate, committed, and talented young women and men. It represents a diverse group of prestigious dancers with multi-cultural backgrounds who obtain a common goal to grow and prosper by taking an enthusiastic approach to learning, bonding, and gathering memorable experiences. The company's mission is to provide dancers with comprehensive artistic education that fosters excellence in all forms of dance in a manner that embraces a passion for the art form. We want to enrich the lives of young dancers through training, community outreach, and by introducing colleges and professions available after high school. We believe in connecting the students to the professional world of dance by providing opportunities to train with guest artists. We want to instill in its dancers an enthusiasm for dance and a desire to have a positive influence within their community.

Important Dates

Orchesis Auditions for the 2015-2016 school year

Orchesis Auditions will be held September 8 and 9 after school in the 3rd floor dance studio.  ALL dancers MUST be in dance attire.

ALL members from the previous year (except seniors who have been members Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior year) MUST audition to be considered for the current year.

Please contact Ms. Dunson-Johnson (DJ) with any questions or concerns.

  • (708) 434-3042

Jennifer Kanwischer

Assistant Director

  • (708) 434-3024