Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky score with live musical accompaniment from the Chicago Philharmonic. Show More Summary
After winning her first ballet contract with the Joffrey Ballet at age 9, Allison Patel was dancing professionally in dance troupes and Off-Broadway shows by her early 20s. But that meant financial struggle. "My first year I netted $20,000," said Ms. Show More Summary
April Daly, Erica Lynette Edwards and Jeremy Taulbee in Joffrey's La Bayadere. Photo by Cheryl Mann. Even when choosing a large-scale ballet Joffrey is unique -- and La Bayadere is certainly a bold choice. The ballet was first performed in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in St. Show More Summary
The Joffrey Ballet brings us another full length story-book ballet as part of their Masters of Dance season. [ more › ]
Who doesn't love a little live snake with their ballet? [ more › ]
The trill of the piano. The squeak of pointe shoes moving across the wooden floor. The controlled breathing of the dancers as they complete graceful arabesques. I committed it all to memory as I sat against a curtained mirror...
Sabrina Lenzi, native of Rome, Italy and former principal dancer, was hand selected by renowned choreographer Stanton Welch to be the “répétiteur” for The Joffrey Ballet’s upcoming production of La Bayad ère. (Learn more about the ballet here.) Ms. Show More Summary
The Joffrey Ballet returns with a new season celebrating "Masters of Dance," and "Russian Masters" is a special addition to the season that will only run for four performances beginning tonight [ more › ]
Joffrey Ballet, "Sacre du Printemps," Joanna Wozniak. Credit: Herbert Migdoll Today we have conductor Scott Speck with us to talk about the music for the Joffrey's upcoming Russian Masters program. The company will perform, "AllegroShow More Summary
National Dance Day Photo Contest Starring...You! Begins Wednesday, July 24, 2013 In celebration of National Dance Day this Saturday, July 27, 2013, The Joffrey Ballet wants you to share why YOU love to dance and what dance means to you!...Show More Summary
Learn more about Guillaume Basso, native of Dijon, France and Joffrey Ballet company member since last season (2012-2013). You may have noticed his extraordinary jumping and turning ability onstage, but here's a little more about his...Show More Summary
Three DeKalb School of the Arts students have been awarded performing arts scholarships from the Tim Redovian Memorial Fund. Pictured at right is TRMF founder, Sherrill Redovian, with winners, left to right: Rachelle Clark, 16, Decatur,...Show More Summary
Above, part of the first reconstruction, by the Joffrey Ballet, of the original Rite, choreographed by Nijinsky, designed by Roerich. And... it's also Korngold's birthday. He turned 16 on the day the Stravinsky first hit the stage. He...Show More Summary
Our nearest and dearest came to witness our marriage, and stayed for the best party we'll ever throw.
It's easy to assume that Othello is a classic centuries-old ballet, up there with Swan Lake and Giselle—after all, the story itself is a Shakespearean classic—but this is choreographer Lar Lubovitch's version created in 1997. [ more...
Interview by: Amanda McAlpine Over the past two weeks, The Joffrey Ballet has had the pleasure of working with world-renowned choreographer, Lar Lubovitch and his assistant, Ginger Thatcher, whose impressive background includes choreographing...Show More Summary
Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the dean of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine.
When the Joffrey Ballet asked if I was willing to go to Chicago for three days to photograph their dancers for their 2013-2014 season brochure, I was thrilled. There was only one week to make it work for all of us. It just so happened that was the week Hurricane Sandy was rolled up.
I headed downtown, sniffling and sneezing the whole way, determined to revel in the magic of the Joffrey Ballet’s production of Cinderella at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. With a pounding sinus headache and hot soup calling my name, I knew that if there was one reason to leave the house on Thursday evening, this performance [...]
Glorya Kaufman’s contribution to dance in Los Angeles, and specifically at the Music Center, has already begun to impress. They recently presented the Joffrey Ballet’s Cinderella and up next, on February 16 – 17, we Angelenos have a chance to see the critically acclaimed Kings of the Dance at the Ahmanson Theatre. If you [...]