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The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works. The Joffrey is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs. The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as “America’s Company of Firsts.” The Joffrey Ballet’s long list of “firsts” includes being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation, the first to appear on television, the first classical dance company to go multi-media, the first to commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet, the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine, the first company to have had a major motion picture based on it, Robert Altman’s The Company, and the first U.S. ballet company to livestream video of a rehearsal on YouTube.  

Looking to get more invovled? The Joffrey Auxiliary Board (JAB) was founded to support the ongoing success of The Joffrey Ballet through social, educational, community outreach and fundraising initiatives designed to generate awareness and revenue for The Joffrey Ballet while encouraging continuous involvement among dynamic young professionals under age 40.

Member Contact

Jerry Ochoa

Assistant Director of Individual Giving at The Joffrey Ballet