“Classical ballet is our core, but it is not our circumference.” —Robert Joffrey

We invite you to be part of our journey as we share stories for everyone.

2022–2023 Season

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘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.

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More Performances in 2022-2023

  • The Joffrey with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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

  • Winning Works 2023

    The Joffrey’s Winning Works Choreographic Competition returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater, March 16–19, 2023. Winners and ticket on-sale date are to be announced.

Safety at the Joffrey

The Joffrey is committed to the health and safety of our artists and audience members. Visit our Safety page for the latest, including vaccination and mask requirements.

Plan Your Visit

As resident dance company of Lyric Opera House, the Joffrey presents performances of the highest quality, in one of the most renowned venues in the world. Here is some information we hope you will find helpful in planning your visit.

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