Former Joffrey Executive Director, Christopher Clinton Conway, is relocating back to Los Angeles after his eight year tenure with the dance company. As a personal friend, I will miss him beyond measure but know this is a great opportunity for him. I met CCC at the very first Couture & Cocktails in September 2005. His twinkling eyes and whip-smart wit made everyone want to be his friend. I was lucky to have him as a dear one for so long.
He changed the Joffrey in so many ways and helped make it the world class company it is today. He completed its $40 million capital campaign; he doubled annual giving to the company; he re-branded and re-invigorated the Joffrey and created unprecedented media and corporate recognition; he recruited a new artistic team after the death of beloved founder Gerald Arpino; he helped design and build the Joffrey Tower (the first permanent headquarters for the company); he helped produce the 2012 hit documentary “Maverick’s of American Dance”; he launched the “Chorgeographers of Color” competition in 2010; he increased the Joffrey’s subscription base by 300% and he launched the “Young Professional’s Board” in 2009 among many other contributions. So, as you can see, besides being a CS Man of Style and a Paul Stuart Brand Ambassador, this man worked hard to make Chicago a better place for the arts and it will be a lesser place without him in it.
The search is on for a new executive director but he/she should know now, they will have some very big shoes to fill.
CCC, I wish you the best on your new journey, don’t forget the people here who love you, like me....:-))))
BUT, along with this bad news is GOOD news for some lucky person looking for a charming 1928 English cottage home in Park Ridge. Christopher purchased this home for easy access to the airport and it’s now for sale and listed with Doug Smith of Rubloff/Prudential. Check it out here.
We/I love you CCC and will miss you more than you can imagine!