Zineb Chraibi



A former dancer with the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Zineb Chraibi grew up in Casablanca, Morocco where she first started training. She later returned to her native city of Paris to study ballet, modern, and jazz, then to Montreal to pursue her training at Les ballets Jazz De Montreal. In 1991, she completed her BA in Dance Magna Cum Laude at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA while performing with the Playhouse Dance Theatre.


Since moving to Chicago, Miss Chraibi has performed with the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Winifred Haun and Dancers, as well as with various independent choreographers. She has served on the faculty of the Conservatory of Dance at Barat College, The Chicago Academy for the Arts, The Joel Hall Dance Center and taught at the Lou Conte dance Studio. She is currently on the faculty at the Dance Center of Columbia College and guest teaches in the U.S. and abroad.

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