Four Global Dancers Join The Joffrey Ballet For The 2021-2022 Season

L to R Yuchan Kim, Blake Kessler, Miranda Silveira and Brian Bennett – Image Credit: The Joffrey Ballet

Welcome to Chicago!

Today, The Silverman Group shared an official Joffrey Ballet press release announcing Yuchan Kim, Blake Kessler, Miranda Silveira and Brian Bennett’s celebrated arrival. The four dancers hail from South Korea, Spain and America.

Here is what Joffrey’s Ashley Wheater (MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director) and Greg Cameron (President and CEO) said about the new additions:

Ashley Wheater: “As we prepare to launch our first-ever season at the Lyric Opera House, we are thrilled to welcome Brian, Blake, Yuchan, and Miranda, who embody the exceptional level of artistry and creativity that makes the Joffrey unique. For Brian in particular, this is a full circle moment as he returns to Chicago after graduating as a Trainee at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, an experience that launched him into the professional dance world at Oregon Ballet Theatre. We are happy to have him back.”

Greg Cameron: “The Joffrey Artists are the foundation of The Joffrey Ballet. It is especially gratifying when that foundation is made up of so many different backgrounds and experiences, talents and personalities, which is exactly what Brian, Blake, Yuchan, and Miranda bring to the company. It is what makes the Joffrey so special. We welcome our new company members and look forward to seeing them shine on stage this season.”

Blake Kessler joined last September and debuted in the virtual premiere of Boléro.

Learn more about these gifted dancers and the Joffrey’s upcoming season by reading the complete press release.

A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group  and The Joffrey Ballet for the info.


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