The Joffrey Ballet 2023/24 Season featuring Wheeldon, Quagebeur, McNicol and more

Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, announced the Joffrey’s 2023–2024 Season, featuring a Chicago debut of a full-length gothic masterpiece set in the dawn of modern science; a mixed rep program featuring a world premiere; the return of a Swedish tour de force; and a holiday tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.

The Joffrey Ballet begins its 68th season with Liam Scarlett’s Chicago premiere of Frankenstein. Followed by the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s enchanting production of The Nutcracker, and Studies in Blue, an enlightening mixed rep program with original work choreographed by Scarlett and Andrew McNicol, rounded out with a world premiere by Stina Quagebeur. Closing out the season is the return of Alexander Ekman’s otherworldly trip into Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is far from a Shakespearean tale.

The Joffrey Ballet and Anna von Hausswolff – Midsummer’s Dream Photo by Cheryl Mann

“Our 2023-2024 season invites audiences to journey with us through some of the most gorgeous worlds created for the ballet, full of love and pain, tragedy and triumph,” says The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE.

The Joffrey Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the world today, with a reputation for boundary-breaking performances. The Joffrey repertoire is an extensive collection of all-time classics, modern masterpieces and original works.

The Joffrey Ballet and Anna von Hausswolff – Midsummer’s Dream Photo by Cheryl Mann

President and CEO Greg Cameron said: “Since its founding, our company has followed Robert Joffrey’s guiding principles of creating compelling performances, inspirational education, and artistic innovation. Ashley Wheater has masterfully curated our 68th season with productions that illustrate these ambitions through modern interpretations of classic tales and bold new narratives. With a nod to the past and an eye on the future, our commitment to making dance accessible to everyone through ‘Joffrey for All’ initiatives brings captivating storytelling to the Lyric Opera stage, the Chicago community, and beyond.”

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