2024 Winning Works

Performance Details

  • when March 8-10 & 15-17, 2024
  • where MCA's Edlis Neeson Theater
  • Choreography Mixed Repertory

Tickets are on sale now for the 2024 Winning Works. 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.

2024 Winning Works Choreographers

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

Schedule and Tickets

A Look at the 2023 Winning Works

'Sweet Science' | Mike Tyus

"I thought it would be a really special opportunity to create a piece dedicated to my father and grandfather centered around boxing."

"Warmer" | Kameron Saunders

"I wanted to create an abstract work that paralleled what it would look like if love was at the forefront of every human interaction."

'Overture No. 7: Inter Nos' | Christopher D'Ariano

"This piece is really inspired by the relationship between a creator and their medium, more specifically a composer or conductor and their orchestra. I wanted to create a visual representation of that relationship."

'Momoda (Kiss Kiss)' | Natasha Adorlee

"Creating this piece, I have been thinking a lot about my own life. Recognizing my own impermanence here, what I can accomplish with the time I have here, and what kind of impact can I leave, and can I lead my life with vibrancy and joy and celebrate every single small win as it comes to me."



2024 Winning Works Sponsors

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Wilson Garling Foundation
  • William Blair with Joffrey Board Member Rita Spitz