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Why Joffrey Ballet Is Only Now Making Work To Stream

Staging a full-length performance digitally “would break the bank,” says artistic director Ashley Wheater, who doesn’t really like streamed dance much. “I’m embracing it because there’s nothing else, but it wouldn’t be my choice. … [Nevertheless,] if it’s the right content, it can be really powerful.” – Chicago Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Ashley Wheater, 02.22.21


Sure, There Are Zillions Onscreen, But Nutcracker Season Doesn’t Feel Real This Year

And that’s a problem for the future. The Nutcracker is “the production that helps make a lot of others possible. That holiday ballet can account for 20% of many companies’ ticket sales, and, in the case of a major company like Chicago’s Joffrey, about half of its annual earned revenue. Ashley Wheater, the artistic director of The Joffrey, told us the company has lost more than $12 million in earnings during the pandemic and has had to cancel newer works they had planned.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Chicago, Dance, Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, 12.12.20


Joffrey Academy of Dance announces national artist call for Winning Works competition

JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE, OFFICIAL SCHOOL OF THE JOFFREY BALLET, LAUNCHES A NATIONAL CALL FOR ALAANA ARTISTS FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL WINNING WORKS CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Ninth Annual Winning Works program to be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago CHICAGO – June 28, 2018 – The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit...
Tags: London, Washington, Religion, America, Chicago, United Kingdom, Moscow, Edgar Degas, Michigan, Melbourne, Swan Lake, Lincoln Center, Academy, Christopher Wheeldon, Leo Tolstoy, Pond


Leaders give advice for managing change on Chicago Booth panel

Initiating, managing and implementing change is one of the hardest challenges for any leader. How do you get people to accept a new idea as valuable and worthy of their attention? What can leaders do to help their organizations embrace change? These are the questions leaders in the arts, government and corporations gathered to discuss this fall at the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. “My sense is that leaders face a real challenge of b...
Tags: Chicago, Gleacher Center, Chicago Booth, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Fred Hochberg, U S Export Import Bank, Ashley Wheater, Center for Leadership, Chicago Booth Review, Harry L Davis Center for Leadership, Harry L Davis, Hal Weitzman, Jenny McColloch, McDonald s Corp McColloch, Joffrey Ballet Last


The Joffrey Ballet launches national call for ALAANA artists for 8th annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition

JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE, OFFICIAL SCHOOL OF THE JOFFREY BALLET LAUNCHES A NATIONAL CALL FOR ALAANA ARTISTS FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL WINNING WORKS CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RETURNING TO THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO – June 14, 2017 – The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy’s Eighth Annual W...
Tags: Washington, Religion, Chicago, Lincoln Center, Academy, Chicago Avenue, Ashley Wheater, Joffrey Ballet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, William J Zick, Joffrey Academy of Dance Official School, Joffrey Academy, Joffrey Academy of Dance, Joffrey Studio Company, Head of Studio Company, Raymond Rodriguez


How Ashley Wheater Keeps The Joffrey Ballet's Dancers Content And Creative

"In the ballet world, 'shut up and learn the steps,' I think is an archaic sentence." Reporter Kate MacArthur does a Q&A with the Joffrey's artistic director.
Tags: Art, Dance, Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, 04.13.17, Kate MacArthur


Four World Premieres Featured In The Joffrey Academy's Winning Works Free Weekend Of Performances In Collaboration with Chicago Public Library, March 11-12, 2017

CHICAGO – February 14, 2017 The Joffrey Academy of Dance , Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey’s national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy’s Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year’s Competition winners – Shannon Alvis,...
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Joffrey Ballet announces ALAANA artists for 2017 Winning Works Choreographic Competition, March 11-12, 2017 (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab & Native American)

Shannon Alvis   is originally from Greenwood, Indiana and received her training at Butler University and the University of Utah. She began her career with the second company of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), then went on to dance and perform professionally with HSDC for nine years. In 2009, Ms. Alvis went on to further her growth as a dancer at Nederlands Dans Theater under the direction of Jim Vincent and Paul Lightfoot. During her time in Chicago and Europe, she toured int...
Tags: Europe, Washington, New York City, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Pbs, Rahm Emanuel, Horton, Houston TX, Los Angeles County, University of Utah, COLUMBUS Ohio, Shannon


Live Stream Rehearsal of The Joffrey Ballet's New Nutcracker

The Joffrey Ballet Company Members Rehearsing The Nutcracker, Photo by Todd Rosenberg Is September too early to start thinking about The Nutcracker? Not if you're in Chicago. Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is here, working on a brand new version of this holiday classic, which is set to replace Robert Joffrey's long-standing Nutcracker this December. It is much anticipated, especially after his wildly successful interpretation of the ballet classic, Swan Lake. The Joffrey...
Tags: News, Youtube, Chicago, Christopher Wheeldon, Huffington Post, Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, Joffrey Ballet, Todd Rosenberg


The Joffrey Academy’s Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition 2017 - Submission Deadline October 1, 2016

JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE, OFFICIAL SCHOOL OF THE JOFFREY BALLET LAUNCHES A NATIONAL CALL FOR ALAANA ARTISTS FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL WINNING WORKS CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION July 21, 2016 (CHICAGO) - The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American)artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy’s Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The ...
Tags: Washington, Religion, Chicago, Lincoln Center, Academy, Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, Joffrey Ballet, Gwendolyn Brooks, William J Zick, Joffrey Academy of Dance Official School, Joffrey Academy, Joffrey Studio Company


Dance Directors Share Their Biggest Audition Pet Peeves

The Joffrey Ballet’s Ashley Wheater, Nederlands Dans Theater’s Paul Lightfoot, and Broadway casting director Rachel Hoffman offer some suggestions for what not to do.
Tags: Dance, Broadway, Nederlands Dans Theater, Paul Lightfoot, Rachel Hoffman, Ashley Wheater, 02.16


The Joffrey's artistic director Ashley Wheater to receive Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal

The University will award the Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal to Ashley Wheater, artistic director of The Joffrey Ballet. Prof. David Levin will introduce Wheater at the University of Chicago’s 523rd Convocation on Saturday, June 13, where the medal will be presented. Ashley Wheater Wheater joined The Joffrey Ballet as its artistic director in 2007, at a time when the company had...
Tags: University Of Chicago, Joffrey, Ashley Wheater, Jesse L Rosenberger, David Levin, Ashley Wheater Wheater, Joffrey Ballet