Irina Gass hails from Deerfield, IL and began her early training in the Chicago area. She has attended summer intensives at institutions with Interlochen Arts Academy, Piel Morena Contemporary Dance, and River North Dance Chicago. In the summer of 2012, Irina had the wonderful opportunity to dance for the Giordano Dance Chicago scholarship program. She graduated from the University of Iowa, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in Performance and Choreography with Highest Honors. At UI Irina had the pleasure of performing in many faculty concerts, as well as touring as member of the UI Dancers in Company. Her great passion for choreography was showcased in multiple UI performances, culminating in her own full-length show "Kaleidoscopic Memoirs", in which she acted as the choreographer and producer. Upon graduation, Irina moved to Chicago where she performed works by Mary Tisa, Laura Thurston, and Kate Vandivier in "Still Inspired: A Series of Four", as well as "MacBeth" with Chicago Repertory Ballet. Irina is excited to perform with CRB for her second season!