The Joffrey Circle provides an intimate opportunity for you to observe the creation, rehearsal and staging of upcoming Joffrey Ballet programming. By engaging with the artists at Joffrey Circle events, your understanding of the art form will grow and your experience at performances will be even richer. I encourage you to join the Circle. ~ Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director
The Joffrey Circle enables the Joffrey to present performances of the highest caliber, enhance the Company repertoire with new works, reach new audiences, engage communities, and build awareness about the importance of the art of dance.
By making an annual gift of $1,500 or more, you will become a Joffrey insider with access to opportunities and services that will enhance your experience as an audience member. The Joffrey Circle experience includes:
Access to VIP ticket and hospitality services (easy exchanges and ticket replacement)
Invitations to behind-the-scenes Joffrey events including Technical Rehearsals at the Auditorium Theatre and Joffrey Circle Salons
Recognition in the Joffrey's performance program book
Access to the Joffrey Circle Lounge for private intermission receptions with complimentary beverage service
Attend special events inside Joffrey's state-of-the-art studios
Exclusive invitations to Joffrey events
Joffrey Circle Salons
We invite Joffrey Circle members to join us for a behind-the-scenes peek into the creative process of world-class dance. Come deepen your connection with the Joffrey - see the dancers and choreographers at work in the studio, discuss their lives and artistic evolution, and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres with fellow dance enthusiasts.
2015-2016 Joffrey Circle Salons
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, World Premiere of Mammatus
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This rising star of choreography collaborates closely with her dancers and has a fierce improvisational talent. She has created ballets for many companies around the world. Dance Magazine said, "one of her trademarks is the ability to suggest powerful emotions through abstract movement."
John Neumeier's Sylvia
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
An inside look at this magnificent female-powered ballet. Neumeier's brilliantly choreographed Sylvia will have audiences on their feet.
Ashley Page World Premiere
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This is the second salon this season giving an inside glimpse into the process of creating a world premiere. Page is known for his daring collaborations with visual artists and contemporary composers. Though drawn from the discipline of ballet, his bold choreography explores new avenues for dance.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
An inside look at The Joffrey Ballet's Community Engagement Department. These programs are committed to empowering individuals and developing life skills through creative and educational dance programming, while strengthening ties within Chicago's underserved communities. Programs are designed to inspire a greater appreciation for dance and develop participants' social emotional learning.
Invitations with more details and RSVP instructions will be sent closer to each event date.
Please note that many of our communications are sent through email. If you are not receiving Joffrey Circle emails or would like to register your email address with us, please contact Anne Puotinen at apuotinen [at] joffrey [dot] org.