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Joffrey Ballet Receives NEA Art Works GrantJoffrey Ballet Receives NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. The NEA has announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $30,000 to The Joffrey Ballet for its commission of a new Nutcracker ballet by 2015 Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.   (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Dancing Chef' Natasha MacAller on Leaping from the Ballet Barre to the KitchenBWW Interview: 'Dancing Chef' Natasha MacAller on Leaping from the Ballet Barre to the Kitchen
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld spoke with Natasha about her new book and how her dance life and career as a chef intertwine. (more...)

BWW Review: Joffrey's Magical, Classic THE NUTCRACKER A Treat for Young and OldBWW Review: Joffrey's Magical, Classic THE NUTCRACKER A Treat for Young and Old
by Andrew White - Nov 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center has opened its holiday season with the Joffrey Ballet's brilliant, fascinating production of 'The Nutcracker.' With a stellar company, stunning set and lights, not to mention choreography to please mature and young audiences alike, it is a truly joyful event. (more...)

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by BWW - Nov 29, 2015

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Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Plays Final Season in Chicago; New Version by Christopher Wheeldon Set for 2016Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Plays Final Season in Chicago; New Version by Christopher Wheeldon Set for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, presentation of Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 4 - 27, 2015. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, who directed Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, is working on a new version for next year. (more...)

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by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

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The Kennedy Center to Welcome The Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER This MonthThe Kennedy Center to Welcome The Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts welcomes The Joffrey Ballet (#JoffreyKenCen) for seven performances of Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER in the Kennedy Center Opera House, November 25-29, 2015. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany all performances. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington's Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. (more...)


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The Joffrey Ballet Presents Final Season of THE NUTCRACKERThe Joffrey Ballet Presents Final Season of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 4 – 27. (more...)

Christian Denice, Jeffrey Cirio and Mariana Oliveira Top Joffrey Ballet's 2016 Winning Works CompetitionChristian Denice, Jeffrey Cirio and Mariana Oliveira Top Joffrey Ballet's 2016 Winning Works Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the sixth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Jeffrey Cirio, Christian Denice and Mariana Oliveira. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ballet Memphis's Dorothy Gunther PughBWW Interview: Ballet Memphis's Dorothy Gunther Pugh
by Barnett Serchuk - Oct 26, 2015

Ballet Memphis, under the artistic direction of Dorothy Gunther Pugh, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) for the first time since 2007 for a limited run this October. Performances begin Tuesday,October27th and run through Sunday, November 1st. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington's Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet to Stage US Premiere of SYLVIA This OctoberThe Joffrey Ballet to Stage US Premiere of SYLVIA This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

For its annual fall engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents the U.S. Premiere of the full-length, female-powered story ballet, SYLVIA, choreographed by Milwaukee native and internationally acclaimed Director/Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier. Continuing Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater's endeavor to bring re-imagined story-ballets to Chicago audiences, this program represents the first time Neumeier has been invited to The Joffrey Ballet and marks the first full-length production of Joffrey's 2015-2016 60th anniversary season. SYLVIA is presented at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, October 14 - 25. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Now Offering Discounted Tickets for Members of MilitaryJoffrey Ballet Now Offering Discounted Tickets for Members of Military
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

In advance of the upcoming Veteran's Day commemoration, The Joffrey Ballet is honored to launch an ongoing discounted ticket policy for active military personnel, their spouses and children, and U.S. veterans, effective starting with the U.S. Premiere of the full-length story ballet Sylvia, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, October 14 - 25. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet to Stage US Premiere of SYLVIA This OctoberThe Joffrey Ballet to Stage US Premiere of SYLVIA This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

For its annual fall engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents the U.S. Premiere of the full-length, female-powered story ballet, SYLVIA, choreographed by Milwaukee native and internationally acclaimed Director/Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier. Continuing Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater's endeavor to bring re-imagined story-ballets to Chicago audiences, this program represents the first time Neumeier has been invited to The Joffrey Ballet and marks the first full-length production of Joffrey's 2015-2016 60th anniversary season. SYLVIA is presented at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, October 14 - 25. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Opens Season with Worldwide Premiere of MILLENIALS TonightJoffrey Ballet Opens Season with Worldwide Premiere of MILLENIALS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2015-2016 60th Anniversary season with a special mixed repertory program entitled Millennials, showcasing new works by the country's next generation of choreographic talents including World Premieres by Myles Thatcher and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa plus the Chicago Premiere of Fool's Paradise, choreographed by Tony Award winning choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon. Millennials is presented in five performances only, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, tonight, September 16-20. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces Child Auditions for THE NUTCRACKER, 9/20Joffrey Ballet Announces Child Auditions for THE NUTCRACKER, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

 The Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for the Children's Cast of the last staging of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker at its downtown studios in Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, Sunday, September 20.  All students ages 9-14 between 4' and 5' in the greater Chicagoland area with dance experience are welcome to audition. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open Season with Worldwide Premiere of MILLENIALS, 9/16Joffrey Ballet to Open Season with Worldwide Premiere of MILLENIALS, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

CHICAGO –The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2015-2016 60th Anniversary season with a special mixed repertory program entitled Millennials, showcasing new works by the country's next generation of choreographic talents including World Premieres by Myles Thatcher and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa plus the Chicago Premiere of Fool's Paradise, choreographed by Tony Award winning choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon. Millennials is presented in five performances only, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, September 16-20.  (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces 10 New Dancers to International RosterJoffrey Ballet Announces 10 New Dancers to International Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of ten dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2015-2016 season: Nicole Ciapponi (Canada), Valeriia Chaykina (Russia), Camila Ferrera (Hoboken, New Jersey), Anna Gerberich (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Stefan Goncalvez (Brazil), Luis Eduardo Gonzalez (Colombia), Hansol Jeong (Korea), Gayeon Jung (Korea), Paulo Rodrigues (Brazil) and Joan Sebastian Zamora (Colombia). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet is currently comprised of 41 dancers.   (more...)

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