Rudolf Nureyev Fund

The Board of Directors of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation believes that The Joffrey Ballet has established a solid foundation on which to develop into a premiere ballet company that can uniquely represent itself and Chicago, nationally and internationally. In the spirit of facilitating this development, 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. 
-- Barry L. Weinstein, Board President, Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

 

DONATE TO THE RUDOLF NUREYEV FUND AT THE JOFFREY BALLET!

When I was a young dancer with the Royal Ballet and London Festival Ballet, Rudolf Nureyev became a mentor and a friend. Now, thirty-five years later, through this generous grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, I find that Rudolf’s legacy supports my work still. As a dancer and as a creator, Rudolf had a passion for full-length narrative ballets. Story ballets serve as a great entry point for new audiences to discover dance and for dancers to discover their art. With this grant and the support of matching donors, we have the opportunity to explore what it means to tell a story through dance in the 21st century.
-- Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director, The Joffrey Ballet


To learn more about how you can support the Rudolf Nureyev Fund at The Joffrey Ballet, please contact Chief Development Officer Sarai Hoffman at 312.386.8916 or shoffman [at] joffrey [dot] org.


Nureyev Funders

Nureyev Funders

The Joffrey Ballet gratefully recognizes the donors listed below for their gifts and pledges to the Rudolf Nureyev Fund as of March 19, 2015.

 

Don Quixote ($100,000 and up)

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation

Sonia Florian

Susan and Richard Kiphart

Nancy and Sanfred Koltun

NIB Foundation

Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

 

Sleeping Beauty ($50,000-$99,999)

Marc and Sharen Berman

Stephen Reiss and Rena Hozore Reiss

Pamela and Russ Strobel

 

Giselle ($25,000-$49,999)

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Deromedi

Jane Ellen Murray Foundation

 

Les Sylphide ($1,000-$24,999)

Ms. Carolyn Blessing

Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson

Paul Chasnoff and Joe Hopper

Mrs. Christine Du Boulay Ellis

Deborah G. Engle

Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark

Mr. And Mrs. F. Conrad Fischer

Dana Hokin Garvey and Robert Garvey

Mr. And Mrs. Zachary D. Lazar, Jr.

Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Moss

Victoria Poindexter

Ms. Carol G. Pollock

Mr. Jeffrey C. Rubenstein

Dr. Eric C. Schieber

Terry Schwartz

Mr. Jeffrey S. Sharp

Ms. Rita Spitz and Mr. David Blears

Ms. Jeanette Stevens

Cheryl Tama Oblander and Scott Oblander

Dr. And Mrs. Arnold M. Tatar

Ms. Courtney A. Thompson

Townsend Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Warner

Olga Weiss and George Honig

Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin

 

Romeo & Juliet ($1-$999)

Victor Cassidy

DeVries Fine Arts International Inc.

Julia R. Doherty

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Litwin

Wendy Nicholson

Dana Shepard Treister and Dr. Michael Roy Treister

Simone Zurawski

 

 

 

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The Board of Directors of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation believes that The Joffrey Ballet has established a solid foundation on which to develop into a premiere ballet company that can uniquely represent itself and Chicago, nationally and internationally. In the spirit of facilitating this development, 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. 
-- Barry L. Weinstein, Board President, Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

 

DONATE TO THE RUDOLF NUREYEV FUND AT THE JOFFREY BALLET!

When I was a young dancer with the Royal Ballet and London Festival Ballet, Rudolf Nureyev became a mentor and a friend. Now, thirty-five years later, through this generous grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, I find that Rudolf’s legacy supports my work still. As a dancer and as a creator, Rudolf had a passion for full-length narrative ballets. Story ballets serve as a great entry point for new audiences to discover dance and for dancers to discover their art. With this grant and the support of matching donors, we have the opportunity to explore what it means to tell a story through dance in the 21st century.
-- Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director, The Joffrey Ballet


To learn more about how you can support the Rudolf Nureyev Fund at The Joffrey Ballet, please contact Chief Development Officer Sarai Hoffman at 312.386.8916 or shoffman [at] joffrey [dot] org.