Welcome to Chicago!
According to an official press release from The Silverman Group, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet will be opening their new season with more talented dancers! Derek Drilon, Anna Gerberich, Valentino Mongolia Zamora, Xavier Núñez, Princess Reid, Julia Rust, and Leticia Stock are blending with the current roster to create a 46 member group. They hail from the USA, Brazil, Spain and Puerto Rico.
“I’m pleased to welcome these beautiful dancers to the Joffrey as we begin our 2018-2019 season. Their artistry exudes all the qualities of a Joffrey dancer – energetic, versatile, dynamic,” Ashley Wheater (The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet) said in the press release.
Joffrey is also grateful to one family in particular for their generous donation that has allowed them to add Company dancer positions and additional work weeks to Joffrey’s seasonal contracts. “We are so grateful for The Lakonishok Family’s gift that affords our Company members a two-week contract extension, allowing us to further grow our exceptional range of international and local talent, much of which comes from our own Academy,”Ashley Wheater explained. The family encourages others to support The Joffrey Ballet as well.
The 2018-2019 season kicks off next month with Christopher Wheeldon’s beloved version of “Swan Lake”.