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

The Joffrey celebrates a Joffrey for All in 2022–2023 with stories for everyone—classic tales from literary favorites, the Joffrey’s first commissioned ballet for young audiences, the return of Winning Works at the MCA Chicago, and collaborations with Chicago partners and renowned choreographers. 


Explore the 2022–2023 Season

  • ‘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.

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.