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photo by Lisa Green

A Celebration of the Disability Arts including dance, film, music, theater, and visual art!


Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons

Aired on WBEZ October, 2022.

“If you don’t change people’s minds and hearts, they build ramps that don’t lead to an accessible doorway.”

-Ladonna Freidheim

Listen To The Radio Show (17min)


Available Now

Dancing at a Distance 


ReinventAbility's founder and director appears in three MOMENTA Dance Company video projects:  

In Unison,

Street Staged

Find My Way.  

2023 Chicago Festival

Events & Dates


May 21

The Inclusive Dance Festival

July 22

Disability Arts Celebration

December 3

On Display Global


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Jolie Laide


ReinventAbility received a coveted Chicago DanceMakers grant award to experiment with digital dance possibilities. Studiothread, a leader in media arts, collaborated with us to create this innovative dance creation software tool.

Check it out at: 

Past Events:

CounterBalance September 24 and 25 presnted by Access Living, Bodies of Work, MOMENTA, and ReinventAbility. Image of two dancers, one in wheelchair leaning back with leg extended being supported by other dancer crouching behind.
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May 19, 2022

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

at the

Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities (MOPD) Field Office

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ReinventAbility was honored to be invited by the Commissioner of MOPD for the city of Chicago to present an interactive performance at their Awareness Day Festival.

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CounterBalance 2021

CounterBalance is the only professional dance production featuring award-winning Chicago artists with disabilities. The 2021 virtual presentation explored creative inclusion and accessibility through movement and technology. Passionate dancers embodied our stories with “nuance and feats of strength” that have “a humbling effect in that, just when you thought you’ve seen it all, a group of talented artists… remind us that we haven’t seen anything yet.”


November 13 & 14, 2021


Featuring original choreography created for an integrated cast of dancers with and without disabilities.


March, 2020


ReinventAbility contributed to a new project introducing pre-professional students to working with a wheelchair dancer. This collaboration was very well received and presented in Momenta's spring concert.

Oak Park, IL


photo by Lisa Green


December, 2019

ReinventAbility again sponsored

the inclusion of a dancer with a disability in

The Nutcracker

Variable and at times 'invisible' disabilities can be difficult for others to comprehend. ReinventAbility teaches by example through this inclusion that, when given a chance, we can not only be included but thrive and contribute. And DANCE!

University of Chicago

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November, 2019


ReinventAbility founder was featured in Queens, a piece embodying female empowerment and all its complexities, choreographed by Sarah Fuller in celebration of her mentor, Stephanie Clemens.

Oak Park, IL

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August, 2019


Free To The Public.

A celebration highlighting various forms of dance and dance companies from throughout ChicagoLand! 

Wrigley Square

Millenium Park

Chicago, IL


August, 2019

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Closing night celebration, following two fantastic dance films, included dance vignettes by ReinventAbility, Tango 21, and JMAXX!

Chicago Cultural Center

photo by Lisa Green


March, 2019


Our founder performed in a piece by ReinventAbility Board Member and 3Arts awardee  Ginger Lane in concert with MOMENTA, in a unique production that included classical ballet, historical modern, contemporary, and physically integrated dance.

Oak Park,IL


November, 2018

MFPA artist Peter Soby!

Peter shared his beloved character Muffin The Cat with young people at two Chicago institutions. Children at Comer Hospital enjoyed a reading of Muffin's Fun & Curious Christmas and demonstration of mouth painting. At ICRE-R, Peter shared his own experience of living life with a disability. Students thanked him for helping them feel better prepared for their future!


September, 2018

ReinventAbility founder appeared in


The Power Of Integrated Dance

A showcase of artists with and without disabilities including special guest Cleveland's Dancing Wheels and co-produced by Access Living, Bodies of Work, and MOMENTA.

Center on Halsted

Hoover-Leppen Theatre

June, 2018

ReinventAbility was excited to sponsor the inclusion

of a wheelchair dancer in the contemporary ballet

Amira: A Chicago Cinderella Story


This inclusion was historic in that it marked the first time that a wheelchair dancer was presented onstage at the Logan Center! Local school children were thrilled to be introduced  to wheelchair dance, inclusion and adaptation possibilities as part of this collaboration.


​Logan Center for the Arts

Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

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