Tag: Ashley Wheater

Chicago Tribune Sid Smith

Chicago Tribune Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune Sid Smith August 26, 2013 was an amazing day,  It was Sid Smith’s retirement party. Events have rushed me to NY,  and unfortunately I was not in town for Sid’s farewell. Sid has been writing dance, theater, and film reviews/features for the Chicago Tribune for the past 28 years.  A native of Mobile,... Read more »

Bye for now Cleveland Orchestra and Hello Chicago Dancing Festival 2013

Bye for now Cleveland Orchestra and Hello Chicago Dancing Festival 2013
  Bye for now Cleveland Orchestra and Hello Chicago Dancing Festival 2013 What a delightful weekend the Joffrey Ballet had at the Blossom Music Center! The company travelled with a very special program which we will also perform in a few weeks at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago during our “Russian Masters” series September 19-22.The only difference... Read more »

The Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra

The Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra
The Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra I arrived in Cuyahoga Falls after a long and exciting ride with the company. We arrived safe at the hotel after almost a 6-hour drive. It is way better and faster for us to take a bus from Chicago to Blossom than actually taking a plane. Yes, faster!... Read more »
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Joffrey Ballet Othello workout

Joffrey Ballet Othello workout
I thought I would expand a bit on the work I am putting into my role as Othello, beyond learning the movement and acting skills.  The greatest thing to my success will be having enough stamina to perform a full show.  We may not shoot hoops, run a football field, or race the clock, but... Read more »

The Merry Widow Wrap Up

Hey everyone…well thats it, with a little sigh, the Merry Widow in over.  Bye bye Merry Widow, we don’t need your money anymore, lol.  We put a lot of time into it with Robert Hynd (choreographer) to get the ballet up and running, and so quickly it’s over…but I would have to say it was... Read more »