Tyego Dance Project

Artistic Directors
August Tye
Aimee Tye    Sarah Ford

Tyego Dance Project in residence at
The Hyde Park School of Ballet*


5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

office phone 773-493-8498
office fax 773-493-8508

*Click below for The Hyde Park School of Ballet Class Schedule




August Tye's choreography looks like something out of an urban dance club: earthy, seductive, full of attitude.
- Lynn Voedisch, Chicago Tribune


Tye shows a concise imagination in putting movement to theatrical use - these are large pleasures with still larger pleasures promised.
- Terry Brennan, Chicago Reader


August Tye may not be the first choreographer to put a new spin on the classical vocabulary but she's one of the most insouciant, transforming the taut shapes of ballet into something pert rather than uptight.

Aimee Tye, a tiny woman, has the force of a virago.

In Picasso, performed to a Kurt Elling/Laurence Hobgood setting of a Gwendolyn Brooks Poem, Tye experiments with the weight-bearing potential of the dancers, placing them in various towers and slow building piles, capturing the jazz scores unpredictability and suspension.
- Laura Molzahn, Critics Choice, Chicago Reader


- Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Sun Times


The Chicago Picasso, with Kurt Elling and pianist Laurence Hobgood's free-ranging musical setting of Gwendolyn Brooks' poem, finds sleek accompaniment in jazzy, Fosse-tinged choreography.
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune


Elling and Tye suit each other well: both produce work that is smart, sexy and wonderfully inventive, and both know how to throw a line into disarray with a seemingly intuitive quirk, then let it snap back into place.

Tye uses the classical vocabulary to create structures ballet masters never envisioned.
- Neil Tesser, Critic's Choice, Chicago Reader


Tyego Dance Project features stunning dancing . . .astonishing technique . . .pointework seamlessly integrated into jazzy choreography . . .sizzling.
- Terry Brennan, Chicago Reader


August's partner and muse is her sister Aimee Tye, one of Chicago's finest dancers. Like Sylvie Guillem, Aimee Tye has balletic control that allows her to push the expressive envelope-an extraordinary creature whose control is matched by a wholesome self effacement onstage.

August Tye brings to the Chicago dance scene a knowing hybrid of perceptions and a style that's not about intimacy or energy or provocation but the larger than life: her work.

    Copyright © 2007
Site design by universal expression - design * print * web
Comments or Questions - Chicago's Professional Web Design Firm