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    Posted September 10, 2008

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Career Transition For Dancers Opens Chicago Office

Career Transition For Dancers is pleased and proud to announce the establishment of a new office in Chicago generously donated by Hubbard Street Dance Center at 1147 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL. 60607, and the appointment of their Career Counselor Maryellen Langhout, LPC, NBCCC. Ms. Langhout’s territory will be the Midwest including the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakotas and Ohio. The new office will open on Monday, August 25th. Ms. Langhout is available to meet with dancers on Mondays and Thursday, 12 noon until 5:00 pm. The official address of the Chicago office is: Ms. Maryellen Langhout, LPC, NBCCC; Career Transition For Dancers; At Hubbard Street Dance Center; 1147 W Jackson Blvd.; Chicago, IL 60607. The phone number effective 8/20 is (312) 666-0234 and the Fax (312) 455 8240 Att: Maryellen Langhout (note that Hubbard Street has generously allowed for the use of their fax machine and copier).

“Career Transition For Dancers and its board of directors are grateful to Hubbard Street Dance Center for donating an office for our career counselor to implement our programs and services to benefit professional, pre-professional and retired dancers. With offices currently in New York City and Los Angeles, the extraordinary gift of this Midwest office will give us the opportunity to even better serve the vital needs of the Midwest dance community,” stated Alexander J. Dubé, executive director of Career Transition For Dancers.

Artistic Administrator of Hubbard Street Dance Center, Kristen D. Brogdon, stated “Hubbard Street Dance Center is delighted to be hosting Career Transition For Dancers as they open a new Chicago office. CTFD’s presence and programs here will be of great benefit to our dancers, and to the entire Chicago dance community.”

Ms. Langhout, a National Certified Career Counselor/State Licensed Professional Counselor; will bring her personal and professional strengths of career, academic and job counseling to the new Midwest office. CTFD career counselor Paulette Fried will work with Ms. Langhout in the Career Transition For Dancers’ career counseling philosophies, office procedures and the organization’s culture.

Career Transition For Dancers, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and now in Chicago, has helped thousands of professional dancers identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since 1985, they have provided more than 38,000 hours (equivalent to $4 million) of one-on-one career counseling & program services (at no cost) and has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships for education and entrepreneurial endeavors. CTFD also provides dancers with specialized services that include seminars and workshops; peer support groups; resource centers; a toll-free national hotline; and National Networking Directory. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is at 165 West 46th Street Suite 701 (at Broadway – the Actors’ Equity Building) NYC 10036. CTFD’s phone number is (212) 764-0172 and the fax is (212) 764-0343 and in Los Angeles (323) 549-6660 and fax (323) 549-6810 with the office located at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 455 Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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