Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad

Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad
Former Joffrey Ballet executive director, Christopher Clinton Conway

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!

Leave a comment