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Joffrey to focus on 'story ballet' in 2014-2015 season

The Joffrey's 2014-2015 season will focus on stories in ballet featuring the Chicago premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake, a quartet set to music by Johnny Cash, and a work from New York City Ballet phenom Justin Peck.

Rudolf Nureyev Fund

The Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation has presented a $500,000 challenge grant creating an endowment for the Joffrey to perform full-length ballets on a continuing basis. 

35 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Currently on display at the Chicago Cultural Center through May 4th is a temprary exhibition: 35 Years of Public Art. Two of the works on display - Pi-Cow-So and Swimmers - are by Joffrey Director of Special Projects Herbert Migdoll.

Pi-Cow-So was originally created for the 1999 Cows on Parade outdoor art exhibition featuring over 300 large cows placed around the city. Swimmers, a 175-foot piece featuring Joffrey dancers swimming in water - was prominently displayed along the riverwalk of the Chicago River in 2001 and 2004.


The Joffrey Ballet's CPS Residency Initiative Renamed The Joffrey Ballet Lemonis Bridge Program

The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to announce that local philanthropist, Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam and star of CNBC’s “The Profit”, has made a substantial leadership gift to support and enhance the ongoing work of the Joffrey’s Bridge Program, a dance education residency in Chicago Public Schools.