Resident Artists

Learn about the professional dance companies and choreographers in Chicago that rehearse, create, and perform at Dovetail Studios.


Same Planet Performance Project

Directed by Dovetail Studios Owner/Director Joanna Read, Same Planet Performance Project is one of Chicago’s most inventive contemporary dance companies. Known for it’s highly physical yet emotionally driven work, SPPP presents original work by Artistic Director Joanna Read, in addition to commissions work from acclaimed national and international artists. The company has performed at prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Dance Center of Columbia College, The Auditorium Theatre, and Joyce Soho. Past exchanges have been at University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, University of Illinois, and Illinois State University. Learn more about SPPP at

Open Company Class: SPPP holds weekly company class at Dovetail Studios. Tuesdays @ 10am taught by company member Enid Smith,  Fridays @ 10am taught by Artistic Director Joanna Read