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Joffrey Ballet Hosts 12th Annual Spring Gala In Chicago

joffrey balletOn Friday, April 25, 2014, the Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet will host its 12th Annual Spring Gala themed We All Speak Dance. The Joffrey provides  support to thousands of children, teens and young adults—including more than 5,000 Chicago Public School children—each year through their Community Engagement and Joffrey Academy of Dance programs. Since 1995, The Joffrey Ballet has been Chicago’s own ballet company, impacting over 150,000 people annually through its performances, classes and outreach initiatives.

 The black-tie event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  with a one-hour performance featuring dancers from the world-renown company and the Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement Programs with pieces specially-chosen by Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater.

(Photo Credit: Joffrey Ballet)

(Photo Credit: Joffrey Ballet)

After the performance, guests will take a trolley ride to the Chicago Hilton to enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing. Guests will be treated to a delicious menu created specially for the Gala by the Chicago Hilton’s Executive Chef. After dinner, guests will enjoy after-dinner entertainment from the Bill Pollack Orchestra and will be invited to join Joffrey company members on the dance floor. Tom Kehoe of Kehoe Designs will transform the historic Hilton ballroom with one-of-a-kind images from the Joffrey archives.

WHEN: Friday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m.


The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
Ph. 312-341-2310
Chicago Hilton
720 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Ph. 312-922-4400
Individual tickets are priced at $750 for the performance and Gala dinner and tables range from $7,500 to $50,000. Please click here for more information on tables, tickets or donation inquiries, or call 312-386-8911.

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