Tag Archives: Ballet

[Interview] Dancer Dara Holmes: My Most Unforgettable Performance Was Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

After 9 successful years with The Joffrey Ballet, Dara Holmes continues to make her hometowns of New Jersey and North Carolina proud. The 2015 3Arts Award nominee has danced in a host of well-known Joffrey productions including: Incantations, Son of … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Valentino Moneglia Zamora: ‘Born To Be Wild’ Made Me Want To Pursue Ballet As A Profession

In 2016, Valentino Moneglia Zamora joined the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company and scored coveted parts in Swan Lake and Don Quixote. He even landed lead roles in George Balanchine’s Viva Vivaldi and Suite Saint-Saens, Bournonville’s Napoli, and Alexander Ekman’s Episode … Continue reading

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The Joffrey Ballet Cancels Performances For The Rest Of The Year

Chicago’s top dance company made the tough decision to postpone their first season at the Lyric Opera House. According to a recent press release, they are cancelling Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon (October 14-25, 2020) and Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker (December … Continue reading

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The Joffrey Ballet Brings “The Little Mermaid”, “Of Mice And Men” And More To The Lyric Opera House

Joffrey celebrates 25 years in Chicago with their historic move to the Lyric Opera House. Today, they shared a detailed press release outlining the upcoming season. Longtime fans of the dance company should be excited for the premieres that are … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “Jane Eyre”

“Jane Eyre” is a masterpiece that deserves to be seen again and again! On October 16, BTSCelebs attended the premiere of the classic “Jane Eyre” and was completely blown away. Cathy Marston’s adaptation was pure genius. It honored the original … Continue reading

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[Interview] The Joffrey Ballet’s Jane Eyre, Amanda Assucena, Promises a “Fearless” Season

On October 16th, The Joffrey Ballet plans to bring one of my favorite classics to life! “Jane Eyre” is the story of a girl who has to overcome unbelievable hardship to find her own happy ending. Following a terrible childhood, … Continue reading

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New Dancers! – The Joffrey Ballet Introduces Four Gifted Performers

  This week, The Joffrey Ballet welcomed dancers from Mexico, California and Japan into the Chicago family. Joseì Pablo Castro Cuevas, Jonathan Dole, Hyuma Kiyosawa and Miu Tanaka all plan to grace the stage this season and wow us with … Continue reading

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“Jane Eyre” Premieres in Chicago Next Month

On October 16th, The Joffrey Ballet opens its last season at the Auditorium Theatre with the unique adaptation of the classic romance “Jane Eyre”. Next fall, Joffrey makes the grand move to the Lyric Opera House. According to an official … Continue reading

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[Interview] 8 Questions with Sleeping Beauty’s Grace Curry

On Saturday, gifted dancer Grace Curry will lead A&A Ballet’s magical presentation of “Sleeping Beauty”. The award-winning young performer is already a success in her mid-teens, and she plans to wow the evening audience in the Studebaker Theater with an … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “Across The Pond”

“Across The Pond” is real life. The Joffrey Ballet premiered UK choreographers Andrew McNicol, Liam Scarlett and Andrea Walker’s exquisite works of art in the Auditorium Theatre on April 24th. “Yonder Blue” (McNicol), “Vespertine” (Scarlett) and “Home” (Walker) equally showed … Continue reading

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