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Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69

The Joffrey family mourns the loss of former Joffrey dancer Charlene Gehm, an artist of incredible beauty and grace. The New York Times pays tribute.

Chicago Magazine: The Return of Ballet

After a year away, the Joffrey is back — online — with Bolero..."It will be the company’s first major appearance since The Times Are Racing exactly a year earlier, before theaters shut down because of the pandemic."
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Chicago Tribune: The Joffrey Ballet announces ‘Boléro’ as a streaming world premiere in February

Choreographed by Joffrey artist Yoshihisa Arai, “Boléro” is a 16-minute work named after, and inspired by, the popular 1928 orchestral piece by French composer Maurice Ravel. Read complete feature

Clone of Joffrey Ballet gets $3 million in new funding from Abbott Labs

The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago said Thursday that it has received a major new financial commitment of $3 million from the Abbott Fund, the philanthropic arm of Abbott Labs, the healthcare company headquartered in Chicago’s Northern suburbs and recently in the news for its COVID-19 testing innovations....