Posts tagged "The Joffrey Ballet"

The Joffrey Ballet's elegant Spring Gala raises $1.6 million

Co-chairs Sandy Deromedi, Jerrilyn Hoffman, Maria Smithburg and Shelley Farley.
The Joffrey Ballet’s Spring Gala welcomed over 700 supporters who gathered for a festive evening of world-class dance and fundraising hosted by its Women’s Board on April 21. The black-tie evening began at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University with an intimate performance by dancers from the Joffrey Company and the Joffrey Academy of Dance.... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's new Nutcracker is a love letter to Chicago

The Joffrey Ballet's new Nutcracker is a love letter to Chicago
I’m no Chris Jones or Hedy Weiss but I sure know a hit when I see one and The Joffrey Ballet’s new Nutcracker, choreographed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, is a blockbuster. When I first heard that the Joffrey was reworking its traditional Nutcracker, I was very concerned as I was a great fan of... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet luncheon celebrates opening of Romeo and Juliet

Ashley Wheater, Barbara Gaines and Chris Jones onstage.
The Joffrey Ballet hosted a cultural conversation with many of Chicago’s most powerful women and leaders in the arts on September 26 in honor of The Joffrey’s upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet, opening Thursday, October 13. Nearly 300 guests gathered at LondonHouse’s appropriately named Juliette Grand Ballroom to celebrate Krzysztof Pastor’s critically acclaimed reimagining... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board hosts luncheon to celebrate premiere of Swan Lake

The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board hosts luncheon to celebrate premiere of Swan Lake
The Joffrey Ballet’s Women’s Board will host a Swan Lake Luncheon on Wednesday, October 1, at RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie).  This new event, co-chaired by WB members Ellie Forman and Kathleen Henson, will support the launch of the Company’s upcoming Swan Lake production premiering on October 15. The afternoon will include a reception and... Read more »

We All Speak Dance: The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala Celebration

We All Speak Dance:  The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala Celebration
The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet will host its 12th Annual Spring Gala on  Friday, April 25,  at the Chicago Hilton.  This year’s theme, “We All Speak Dance,” will be a celebration of the international language of dance, the company, and its educational programs.  Through its Community Engagement and Joffrey Academy of Dance programs,... Read more »

The Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball: A brand new fundraiser for The Joffrey Ballet!

Joffrey dancers and guests brought the first Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball to life!  (ActionBooth.com photo)
The Joffrey Ballet’s Auxiliary Board hosted an unforgettable evening of mystery and intrigue at its very first Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball on June 14th.  The ball was held at the ballet’s own Joffrey Tower, located at 10 E. Randolph, from 8pm to midnight.  Over 200 partygoers donned their favorite masques and were treated to cocktails... Read more »
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Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball

Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball
The Joffrey Ballet’s Auxiliary Board  is hosting an unforgettable night filled with mystery and intrigue at the Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball on Friday, June, 14.  The event will be located at the Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph, from 8pm until midnight. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their favorite masque and be treated to complimentary cocktails,... Read more »

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 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... Read more »

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on Watch312.com’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »