Ingrid Ferdinand

Portrait by Thierry Des Fontaines


Chicago, Illinois

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Ingrid Ferdinand

Ingrid Ferdinand, a Chicago native, began her dance journey at the Academy of Movement and Music under the guidance of Stephanie Clemens. During her formative years, she immersed herself in historical works by Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Loie Fuller, and Isadora Duncan. Subsequently, she went on to train at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and Marymount Manhattan College. In 2018, she became part of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s “HSPro” under the mentorship of Alexandra Wells. Over the course of two years at HSPro, Ingrid performed works by Rena Butler, Florian Lochner, Peter Chu, Robyn Mineko Williams, Adam Barruch, Jenna Pollock, and David Norsworthy. Post-training, Ingrid contributed to the creation and performance of delirium (honesty) by House of DOV at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, collaborated with Thodos Dance Chicago/Danceworks Chicago for New Dances, and played a foundational role in the establishment of the Little Fire Artist Collective. Following the pandemic, Ingrid joined NW Dance Project, where she has danced original roles in new works by Sarah Slipper, Ihsan Rustem, Joseph Hernandez, Yin Yue, Caroline Finn, Bryan Arias, Nicole von Arx, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Serge Bennathan, and Andrea Parson. Additionally, Ingrid has had the privilege of premiering some of her own choreography on the company.