CHICAGO (May 8, 2024) – Anne L. Kaplan, Joffrey Board Chair, and  Greg Cameron, President and CEO of The Joffrey Ballet, are pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara E. Reed to the Joffrey Board of Directors, effective immediately, for the 2024–2027 term.

On behalf of the Joffrey Board of Directors, I am honored to welcome Barbara to the board," said Kaplan. "With her extensive knowledge as Chief Financial Officer of Northern Trust, Barbara's leadership and financial acumen will be pivotal as the Joffrey navigates the ever-changing landscape of the arts industry, and I look forward to the abundance of ways in which her expertise will impact the organization's stability and growth."

"Since the company arrived in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, Northern Trust has believed in the Joffrey mission," says Cameron. "We are thrilled to welcome Barbara, another executive from Northern Trust to our board, continuing the Joffrey's longstanding partnership. In addition to her personal passion for the art form and professional expertise, Barbara's leadership will promote and preserve the Joffrey well into the future."

About The Joffrey Ballet’s New Board Director  

Barbara E. Reed is the Chief Financial Officer of Wealth Management at Northern Trust. She previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer of Wealth Management’s East Region, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Commercial Bankshares, Inc. in Miami, Florida. Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida International University’s College of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant. 


About The Joffrey Ballet  

The Joffrey Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the world today, with a reputation for boundary-breaking performances for more than 65 years. The Joffrey repertoire is an extensive collection of all-time classics, modern masterpieces, and original works. 

Founded in 1956 by pioneers Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, the Joffrey remains dedicated to artistic expression, innovation, and first-rate education and engagement programming. The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE and President and CEO Greg Cameron.  

The Joffrey Ballet is grateful for the support of its 2023-2024 Season Sponsors: Abbott Fund, Alphawood Foundation Chicago, Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, The Florian Fund, Margot and Josef Lakonishok, Anne L. Kaplan, and Live Music Sponsors Sandy and Roger Deromedi, Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation, Sage Foundation, and The Marina and Arnold Tatar Fund for Live Music. The Joffrey also acknowledges Season Partners Jewell Events Catering, Chicago Athletic Clubs, and Athletico Physical Therapy, official provider of physical therapy for The Joffrey Ballet.