Original Joffrey and Harkness Dancer, Brunilda Ruiz, Dies at 83Original Joffrey and Harkness Dancer, Brunilda Ruiz, Dies at 83
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Brunilda Ruiz has died at age 83 of cancer. She is survived by her husband, two daughters,  brother and two sisters, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. (more...)

ABT Announces Casting For Third And Fourth Weeks At The MetABT Announces Casting For Third And Fourth Weeks At The Met
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2019 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Mireille Favarel Joins Faculty For Brandywine Ballet's Summer IntensiveMireille Favarel Joins Faculty For Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

MIREILLE FAVAREL, currently on the artistic staff of the Milwaukee Ballet and former principal dancer of the Milwaukee Ballet will be a member of the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive which will be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania from June 24-28, 2019. (more...)

VISIONARIES - A TRIPLE BILL Comes to Civic Center Music Hall 4/19 - 4/20VISIONARIES - A TRIPLE BILL Comes to Civic Center Music Hall 4/19 - 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

VISIONARIES - A TRIPLE BILL is playing at Civic Center Music Hall on April 19 and 20, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago comes to New York CityBWW Review: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago comes to New York City
by Rose Marija - Mar 8, 2019

The opening night of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's two-week Return Engagement at the Joyce Theater, NYC was Wednesday 3619; and I was happy to attend. The first-week features works by Ohad Naharin (Director of Batsheva Dance Company, Israel) with DecaDanceChicago which included segments of Naharin's creations, having debuted between 1993 and 2011. (more...)

Joffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Australian BalletJoffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever written. This majestic full-length work is presented in a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet to be performed in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, February 13-24, 2019. (more...)

Joffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and MoreJoffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2019-2020 season featuring a Chicago premiere from Northern Ballet Artistic Director Cathy Marston, along with a Chicago premiere from Tony Award-winning choreographer and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, plus the return of an audience favorite by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, and Christopher Wheeldon's holiday classic The Nutcracker. The Joffrey Ballet begins its 64th season with Marston's modern re-telling of Jane Eyre, October 16-27, 2019, followed by Wheeldon's magical holiday classic The Nutcracker, November 30-December 29, 2019. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents a mixed repertory program that includes the Chicago premiere of Peck's acclaimed The Times Are Racing, the Chicago premieres of Mono Lisa and The Sofa by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Wheeldon's Commedia, and Bliss!, a new work from Stephanie Martinez, winner of the Joffrey's 2015 Winning Works choreographic competition, February 12-23, 2020. Closing the season is the return of Possokhov's Don Quixote, April 22- May 3, 2020, which received its world premiere in Chicago in 2011. (more...)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns To The SorayaAspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns To The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision - top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers - has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West.  Now, ASFB celebrates the fourth year of its residency at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) with a program of works that celebrates the company's commitment to creating new contemporary dance on Saturday, January 19 at 8:00pm. ASFB will perform Tuplet by Alexander Ekman, Dream Play by Fernando Melo, and 1st Flash from world-renowned Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo. (more...)

Joffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Australian BalletJoffrey Presents the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA in First-Ever Collaboration With Australian Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever written. This majestic full-length work is presented in a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet to be performed in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, February 13-24, 2019. (more...)

Celebrate 90 Years Of World Class Dance At Wayne State University's December Dance ConcertCelebrate 90 Years Of World Class Dance At Wayne State University's December Dance Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, is thrilled to kick off our year-long 90 Years of Dance at Wayne celebration with the annual December Dance Concert, December 7 and 8 at Detroit's Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.  This year's show promises diverse and moving works showcasing highlights of dance through the decades. Dance students have the pleasure of working with a variety of talented artists, including invited guests, esteemed faculty, and talented student choreographers. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Opens The Holiday Season With THE NUTCRACKERJoffrey Ballet Opens The Holiday Season With THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet's critically acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, in 29 performances, December 1-30, 2018.  (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Welcomes Seven New Company MembersJoffrey Ballet Welcomes Seven New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of seven dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2018-2019 season: (more...)

Former Joffrey Ballet Company Member Joins BoardFormer Joffrey Ballet Company Member Joins Board
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Joffrey Board Chair Zachary Lazar and President & CEO Greg Cameron are thrilled to welcome former Joffrey dancer John Mark Giragosian to the Joffrey Board of Directors. Giragosian becomes the first former Company-turned-Board member in Joffrey history. Board members serve as the governing body of the Joffrey, providing leadership, overseeing policy and direction, and are responsible for the fiscal accountability of the organization. Mayor Rahm Emanuel serves as the Honorary Chair of the Joffrey's Board.   (more...)

Fort Wayne Ballet Announces 62nd Season Opening Weekend ProgramFort Wayne Ballet Announces 62nd Season Opening Weekend Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Fort Wayne Ballet's Season 62 Opening Weekend Performance will include LIGHT RAIN, PAS DE DEESSES, and BOLERO. The weekend is September 28 and September 29. (more...)

Dimensions Dance Theatre Of Miami's to Perform LIGHT RAIN as Part Of The Joffrey/Arpino CelebrationDimensions Dance Theatre Of Miami's to Perform LIGHT RAIN as Part Of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami's performances of Gerald Arpino's Light Rain and Esferas, part of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration, today, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Receives $5 Million Gift To Establish Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director PositionThe Joffrey Ballet Receives $5 Million Gift To Establish Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Position
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet has received a $5 million endowment gift from the Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust in honor of Mary B. Galvin, a long-time supporter and Board Director of the Joffrey, to establish The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director position. The gift will be distributed in two installments of $2.5 million over the next two years. Effective immediately, Ashley Wheater will assume the title of The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director. The Galvin Foundation gift is the largest single endowment gift in Joffrey history, and the first to name a position at the Joffrey. (more...)

Dimensions Dance Theatre Of Miami's to Perform LIGHT RAIN as Part Of The Joffrey/Arpino CelebrationDimensions Dance Theatre Of Miami's to Perform LIGHT RAIN as Part Of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami's performances of Gerald Arpino's Light Rain and Esferas, part of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration, on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

The Gerald Arpino Foundation Announces Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami's Performances of LIGHT RAINThe Gerald Arpino Foundation Announces Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami's Performances of LIGHT RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami's performances of Gerald Arpino's Light Rain and Esferas, part of The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration, on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Makes Paris Debut For Jerome Robbins TributeThe Joffrey Ballet Makes Paris Debut For Jerome Robbins Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

For the first time as a Company, The Joffrey Ballet will make its Paris debut at the invitation of Les Etes de la Danse ("The Summer of Dance"), a highly-anticipated annual festival that welcomes the world's most prominent dance companies, artists and choreographers to Europe each summer for a month of performances. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Achieves Highest Grossing Season Ever In 2017-18Joffrey Ballet Achieves Highest Grossing Season Ever In 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet set a new attendance record in 2017-2018 and achieved the highest grossing season in its 62-year history, breaking the previous record established during the 2016-2017 season. Total attendance in 2017-2018 exceeded 100,000, with ticket revenue surpassing $7.7 million. The record numbers come at a time of growth for the Joffrey, which recently received a $1 million grant from the Alphawood Foundation to fund a transformational three-year project aimed at audience expansion and sustainability. (more...)

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