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Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc Receives Choreography Award at USAIBC

Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc received the Choreography Award at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Rendez-Vous was performed by dancer Aaron Smyth and Cara Marie Gary.

Read the full list of winners here.

Photo by Richard Finkelstein. 

Aaron Smyth Wins Bronze Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition

Dancer Aaron Smyth won a Bronze Medal in the Senior Division at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi last week. Congratulations Aaron!

Photo by Richard Finkelstein.

Mayor Emanuel Declares June 30, 2014 Pierre Lockett Day

Community Engagement Director and former Joffrey dancer Pierre Lockett announced last week he will be stepping down from his Joffrey position. In honor of his tireless efforts in community outreach and dance education, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared by Mayoral Proclamation that June 30, 2014 is Pierre Lockett Day in Chicago. Read the proclamation here

Matthew Adamczyk Named 30 Under 30 by Windy City Times

Dancer Matthew Adamczyk was honored as one of Chicago's 30 Under 30 by Windy City Times for his artistry in both dance and painting as well as for his advocacy in the LGBT community. Congratulations Matthew!

Dylan Gutierrez Throws Out First Pitch at Cubs Game

On Saturday, June 28th, dancer Dylan Gutierrez was honored to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game. Before throwing the pitch, he wowed the crowd with a double tour on the pitchers mound, while the announcer reccognized our upcoming season celebrating 20 years in Chicago and the 100+ Summer Intensive students that were in attendance at the game.