Beyond Words Dance Company was established in 2009 by Artistic Director Kate Jablonski to provide a positive outlet for expression for flourishing young dancers ages 10-18. Company members train in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary, and are taught life lessons of teamwork, commitment, responsibility, and work ethic through the art of dance. Kate’s goal is to create a supportive environment where dancers are inspired and motivated to reach their highest potential.
Company members gain performance experience by participating in various Chicago-area events and competitions throughout the year. Beyond Words has received numerous standing ovations from Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, and Cris Judd in addition to being noted as “brilliant” and “beyond”. The year culminates in a stunning showcase that gives dancers invaluable insight into the world of professional dance. While breaking the barriers and limitations presented in competition settings, the year-end showcase encompasses innovative and daring stage elements that challenge the dancers in a new way.
These performances have included partnerships with special effect companies that have allowed Beyond Words to dance with light (The Gallery) with Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and even take flight (Happily Ever After) with ZFX Flying Effects during their shows. The combination of Kate’s vision and the dancers’ hard work ultimately creates unforgettable stories told through the art of dance. Each performance is sure to leave audiences beyond words. The home of Beyond Words is Foundations Performance Center in Lyons, IL.
“Kate Jablonski inspires me to be the very best I can be!”
Rachel, BW dancer
“As a parent, having a dance teacher who is a positive role model and mentor for your child is every bit as important as excellent instruction – Kate is that dance teacher. She provides her dancers a positive environment of creativity, deep commitment, teamwork, and passion – all important attributes in dance and life.”
Kari, BW parent
”I am so thrilled to be a part of the team and to be training with Miss Kate!”
Alyssa Q, BW dancer
“Our daughter has flourished as a member of Beyond Words. Kate Jablonski is an inspirational teacher who has helped her to mature as a dancer and as a person. We feel that the greatest gift she has been given at BW is discipline – she has learned that hard work and determination pay off, and this lesson translates to other areas of her life as well. We are so happy that she is part of this supportive family!”
Kathy, BW parent
“Kate inspires me to reach new heights I never thought possible.”
Paige, BW dancer
“Not only is our daughter getting exceptional dance training from one of the best in the industry, she’s learned so much about responsibility, commitment, teamwork, time management, and respect. That’s invaluable to us as parents. She’s also made some lifelong friends along the way. Win-win!”
Sharon & Russ, BW parents
“I am so grateful to be able to do what I love every day and be a part of such a great team. They are the best!”
Bailee, BW dancer