2024 Winning Works

Performance Details

  • where MCA's Edlis Neeson Theater
  • Choreography Mixed Repertory

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, presents five world premieres in the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Winning Works Choreographic Competition. In addition to an added weekend of performances, new to this year's program is the selection of a first-ever Chicago-based choreographer as a fifth candidate, set on the students of the Joffrey Conservatory Program, a preliminary training program for aspiring Trainee dancers ages 14 – 18. Call for artists to be announced soon.

2024 Winning Works

Program Book

Read the program book ahead of your performance - complete with synopses, artist roster, artistic and production team biographies, and more.


See casting information for 2024 Winning Works.


Meet the five winners of the annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition.



2024 Winning Works Sponsors

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Wilson Garling Foundation
  • Bill and Orli Staley Foundation
  • William Blair with Joffrey Board Director Rita Spitz

Houston Thomas' Choreographer Sponsor

  • Patti S. Eylar

National Endowment for the Arts

Plan Your Visit

Winning Works takes place at the MCA's Edlis Neeson Theater, located at 220 East Chicago Avenue.