June 2022

June 2022

‘Don Quixote’

A family-friendly ballet full of bravery, fantasy, and love. Yuri Possokhov’s fresh interpretation of this revered ballet classic centers on Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight.

July 2022

July 2022

‘Rita Finds Home’

Rita, a young artist, paints and dreams of one day living in the big city despite the lush tropical island she lives in. When a hurricane thrusts Rita and her mother into a new life in an urban metropolis, she struggles to adapt to her new environment. Feeling lost and like everything she knew, including her talents, were washed away by the storm, Rita embarks on a journey that helps her re-define what home means to her. With a little help from her new friends and her family, Rita's spirits lift as she explores the beauty of her new city, igniting a new sense of home, and the realization that her talents never left her.

October 2022

October 2022

Beyond Borders

The Joffrey begins its 2022–2023 season with a mixed program that celebrates the company’s maverick legacy with works by artists of the Joffrey’s past and present, including Joffrey icon and co-founder Gerald Arpino, choreographer Liam Scarlett, and choreographer Chanel DaSilva, creator of the Joffrey world premiere Swing Low.

November 2022

November 2022

The Joffrey with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

New Works from choreographers Cathy Marston and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, in collaboration with Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

December 2022

December 2022

‘The Nutcracker’

Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and the Nutcracker Prince, thanks to a visit from the charming but mysterious Great Impresario. At the stroke of midnight on a snowy Christmas Eve when the lines between fantasy and reality blur together, Marie sets out on an unforgettable journey through Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, a marvel of sights, sounds, and enchantment. This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of Chicago.

January 2023

January 2023

Joffrey On Tour: Minneapolis, MN

The Joffrey returns to Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota for the regional premiere of Cathy Marston's Of Mice and Men, featuring an original score by Academy Award-nominated composer Thomas Newman.

February 2023

February 2023

‘Anna Karenina’

Love is all-consuming for the beautiful but married Anna, who finds herself caught in a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Set in the late 19th century of Imperial Russia, Possokhov’s immersive adaptation—winner of the 2019 “Oscars of Dance” Benois de la Danse International Prize for Best Choreography—returns to the Joffrey for the first time since its successful world premiere in 2019. This blockbuster ballet, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, features an original composition by award-winning composer Ilya Demutsky, costumes and sets by Emmy-Award-winning designer Tom Pye, and lighting by famed designer David Finn.

March 2023

March 2023

Winning Works 2023

The Joffrey’s Winning Works Choreographic Competition returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater, March 17–19, 2023. Winners are to be announced.

April 2023

April 2023

‘The Little Mermaid’

A gripping tableau of shadows and colors, Neumeier’s beautifully haunting interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale follows the tormented mermaid heroine on a journey between the divergent worlds of land and sea—one utterly complex, the other magnificently serene. With sets and costumes of the grandest scale and an original score by composer Lera Auerbach, this fantastical love story, based on Andersen’s original and decidedly complex themes, makes its long-awaited Chicago debut. Not recommended for children ages 12 and under.

  • Joffrey On Tour: Washington, D.C.

    The Kennedy Center celebrates the return of The Joffrey Ballet, one of the premier companies performing in America today. Looking beyond the stories we always see, the Joffrey presents a new ballet based on the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.