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We All Speak Dance 2013-2014 Annual Report

The JoffRey acaDemy of Dance

v SummARy of the ACADemy’S yeAR

The Joffrey BAlleT 582

students enrolled at The Joffrey Academy



tickets sold for the masters of Dance season


talented company dancers


Company performances in Chicago

Twitter followers

43,713 friends on facebook


Community engagement programs offered

656,575 website visits to

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young dancers enrolled in Academy summer programs

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v letteR of RefleCtIon

Before humans spoke, we moved. from that earliest expression, dance was born. today, it remains a universal language, transcending culture and geography in a world so often divided by difference. At the Joffrey Ballet, we speak, breathe, and dream in dance. twenty years ago, we brought this language to Chicago, making the city our permanent home. We have since connected with thousands of you, using dance to tell stories, stir souls, and transform lives. this past season was no exception. As you will discover here in our first-ever annual report, we pushed the boundaries of the art form while honoring its roots. from our ambitious staging of La Bayadère, a masterpiece of the classical ballet canon, to Christopher Wheeldon’s groundbreaking Continuum, we showcased world-class choreographers and delighted audiences with the unexpected. We also paved the way for future generations of dance, receiving a $500,000 challenge grant from the Rudolf nureyev Dance foundation—one of the largest in the foundation’s history. establishing the Joffrey’s first endowment, this remarkable opportunity enables us to create and perform full-length story ballets. meanwhile, we have fostered tomorrow’s talent through our internationally recognized Academy and thriving Community engagement programs. As we celebrate 20 years here in Chicago, we remain deeply honored and inspired by the city that has embraced us. your passion fuels our vision—and elevates our art to new levels. It is a beautiful thing. togetHer, we all sPeak DanCe.

AShley WheAteR Artistic Director

GReG CAmeRon executive Director

ZAChARy D. lAZAR, JR. Chairman of the Board

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The Joffrey ballet Company

v Summary of the Year

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Balance. Discipline. Emotion. The Company’s 2013-2014 Masters of Dance Season drew on dancers’ tools to transport audiences across time and space. We showcased an amazing breadth of talent—and did so across the nation with an eight-city tour. In the process, we attracted more people to the Joffrey than ever before. Together, we journeyed into the lush jungles of India with Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère, a premiere for both the Joffrey and the city of Chicago. We honored the 100th anniversary of Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps with our reconstruction of its historic 1913 debut. We explored what it means to transcend boundaries in Crossing Ashland, a groundbreaking premiere from local choreographer Brock Clawson. We also fell in love. Our U.S. premiere of Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet brought a new level of dance mastery to Shakespeare’s masterpiece and received rave reviews. We challenged ourselves as artists and honed our storytelling, using physicality to deliver performances as emotionally riveting as they are relevant.

We continued to redefine what it means to be a 21st-century ballet company. We have always believed in cultivating our dancers’ talents and offer incredible opportunity for growth. This past season, roughly 75 percent of the Company performed leading roles, a highly unusual statistic in professional ballet. The Joffrey also remains one of the most diverse companies in the country, attracting world-class dancers from every cultural and ethnic background. Eight of our current members came directly from the Joffrey Academy, a testament to the critical role our training program plays in nurturing the next generation of artists. Since its beginning, The Joffrey Ballet has always aspired to be a company that belongs to America and we still reflect that. We look forward to continuing the journey, pushing our company to even greater heights.

2013-2014 Masters of Dance Season RUSSIAN MASTERS Allegro Brillante Choreographer: George Balanchine Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Bells Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff Le Sacre du Printemps Choreographer: Vaslav Nijinsky Music: Igor Stravinsky

LA BAYADèRE – Joffrey Premiere Choreographer: Stanton Welch Music: Ludwig Minkus, arranged by John Lanchbery

NUTCRACKER Choreographer: Robert Joffrey Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS Crossing Ashland – Joffrey Premiere Choreographer: Brock Clawson Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb Continuum – Joffrey Premiere Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon Music: Gyorgy Ligeti Episode 31 – Joffrey Premiere Choreographer: Alexander Ekman Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun and Erik Satie

ROMEO & JULIET – U.S. Premiere Choreographer: Krzysztof Pastor Music: Sergei Prokofiev Touring Cities Cleveland, Washington DC, Detroit, Baltimore, Fairfax, Tucson, Houston, New Orleans

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Miles travelled on tour


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Joffrey Premieres

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The Joffrey ballet company

v Summary of the Year

I Speak Dance Jeraldine Mendoza Joffrey Company Dancer

For Joffrey dancer Jeraldine Mendoza, 2013-14 was a season of firsts. As “Nikiya” in La Bayadère, she performed her first leading role in her first full-length story ballet. But the real turning point, the piece that truly catapulted her out of her comfort zone, was George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. “It’s literally everything in the ballet vocabulary in 12 minutes,” Mendoza says. “There’s an adagio, a petit allegro, a grand allegro. It’s insane.” The piece was like nothing she had ever performed. “It was never forced in my training to move as quickly as Balanchine liked,” says Mendoza, who graduated with honors from Russia’s prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy. “I really doubted myself.” By the time curtains opened, however, she had silenced the negativity—and nailed Balanchine’s style. “I worked really hard on my pirouettes,” she says with a laugh. “Allegro really helped me develop artistically and technically as a dancer. I was so happy and honored to perform it.”

For Mendoza, dancing at the Joffrey is all about those artistic risks. “Being part of the Joffrey is being part of a company of firsts,” she says. “It’s really great to be with a company that is daring and not afraid to think outside the box.”

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“It’s really great to be with a company that is daring and not afraid to think outside the box.”

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance

v Summary of the Year

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With a world premiere, dancers from around the globe and sold-out performances, the Joffrey Academy of Dance isn’t just a dance academy. We are a destination for visionary creativity, as our past year proves. As the official school of The Joffrey Ballet, we train the next generation of dancers and cultivate future audiences by offering unparalleled instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds. Eight Joffrey Company members have trained at the Academy. Alumni have also found positions with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and other top companies. In May, Academy dancers presented six sold-out shows of The Blue Bird of Happiness, a world premiere choreographed by Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev. More than 100 students delighted audiences with the show’s imaginative movement, which is destined to be part of the Academy’s repertoire for years to come. Dancers in our competitive Trainee Program, which prepares students 17 and older to dance professionally, performed throughout Chicago. Many appeared in The Joffrey’s Ballet’s The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, and Romeo & Juliet, as well as Chicago’s Classics in the Park series, the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 100th annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Daley Plaza.

In all our work, we aim to foster a more diverse dance landscape. The Academy awarded 43 training scholarships to promising young dancers from the Joffrey’s Community Engagement programs. We also showcased innovative works from young choreographers Justin Allen, Stefanie Batten Bland and Norbert De La Cruz III through our national competition and residency program, Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards. To strengthen the Joffrey’s reputation and attract more international talent, the Academy created the Joffrey Studio Company, a program that enables ten outstanding students to train with Academy Trainees free of charge and perform with the main company. We now also offer student visas, making our training more accessible to the world’s most promising dancers. Proving the Academy is a sustainable investment in the Joffrey’s future, we outpaced enrollment goals and exceeded $2 million in gross revenue. Above all, we shared the language of dance, built confidence, instilled discipline, and nurtured creativity for hundreds of young dancers.

Speaking Dance At a Glance

158 classes offered each week


students enrolled in summer programs


young dancers in the company’s Nutcracker production

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance

v Summary of the Year

I Speak Dance Camila Ferrera Academy Trainee and Joffrey Studio Company Dancer

Camila Ferrera will never forget her first day at the Joffrey Academy. The New Jersey native had been admitted to the summer intensive, but waitlisted for the school’s prestigious Trainee Program designed to prepare students for professional dance careers. Ferrera had come to Chicago hoping the summer would turn into something more. After the first session, it did. Ferrera got an e-mail from Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev telling her she was officially a Trainee. “It was a huge weight taken off my shoulders,” the dancer recalls. “Then I thought, ‘Now I have to prove to everybody that I deserve this.’” That drive fueled her training. Ferrera is now a member of the Joffrey Studio Company, a new scholarship program for ten outstanding dancers, and has danced with the main company in Joffrey’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. “Being here gave me the tools to be a professional dancer and an artist,” says Ferrera. Throughout the year, the Academy’s mix of classical and contemporary choreography challenged her to “figure out new ways of moving.” Meanwhile, the individualized attention she received helped her “become a more confident dancer.”

Ferrera’s ultimate professional goal? Joining The Joffrey Ballet. “The Joffrey is one of the most unique companies I’ve really ever seen,” she says. “No two dancers look alike and yet they come together so gloriously to dance as one.”

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“No two dancers look alike and yet they come together so gloriously to dance as one.”

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Community Engagement

v Summary of the Year

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One of the most important places we speak dance is in the community. This past year, Joffrey’s Community Engagement programs brought the joy of dance to thousands of children from Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods. Thanks to a landmark gift from local philanthropist Marcus Lemonis, we expanded our outreach for elementary students in Chicago Public Schools, where severe budget cuts have limited arts education. The newly renamed Joffrey Lemonis Bridge Program offers a highly structured dance experience that teaches first and second graders life skills, creative expression, and physical awareness. The program also aims to identify the next generation of dancers of color. Roughly 90 percent of students come from low-income households and would not typically have the opportunity to explore classical dance. This past year, 16 Lemonis Bridge students received scholarships to further their training at the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Our longest running school program, Middle School Dance Clubs (MSDC), continues to flourish. Joffrey Teaching Artists worked weekly with students at 17 schools, culminating in a citywide concert to showcase student choreography. Testifying to the strength of our training, three MSDC students were recently accepted into the city’s prestigious Chicago High School for the Arts.

Meanwhile, dancers in our Exelon Strobel Step-Up Program, a rigorous scholarship program for promising high schoolers, entertained audiences throughout the city, performing Thriller at the Sun-Times Halloween Gala and CHAOS at the Joffrey Spring Gala. Young dancers also performed throughout Chicago as part of the Joffrey’s After School Matters Summer Intensive, a seven-week partnership program that gives high schoolers an opportunity to work with Joffrey dancers, Joffrey Teaching Artists, and guest choreographers. Finally, we brought the power of dance to students on our stages. Through our student matinee program, more than 5,000 Chicago students enjoyed the magic of The Nutcracker, a Joffrey holiday tradition. Such experiences create unforgettable memories. For many, a Joffrey program is the beginning of a lifelong love of the arts. For some, it is something even more profound: the first step in a dance career that might not have happened without the Joffrey.

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students attended The Nutcracker student matinee


schools involved in CE programs

6.27.14 Celebrated Pierre Lockett Day in Chicago

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Community Engagement

v Summary of the Year

I Speak Dance Pierre Lockett Director of Community Engagement from 2004–2014

When Pierre Lockett was appointed Director of Community Engagement in 2004, the Joffrey offered one program—Middle School Dance Clubs—in two schools. Today, Community Engagement teaches dance to more than 4,500 students annually. After more than 25 years with the Joffrey, Lockett has transformed countless lives through his passion and leadership. “If you can dance, you can speak,” says the former Joffrey Ballet dancer. “I know what dance has given me in my life,” he says. “I’m trying to give other people that same experience.” Lockett recently departed his Joffrey post to bring innovative dance education to Chicago children as an independent consultant, and continues to share his insight with the Joffrey as an advisor to the program that he helped grow. In his work, Lockett sees dance as a powerful tool that teaches young people to achieve their potential in any field. “The skills that you learn—discipline, teamwork, confidence—are not necessarily there to make you a professional dancer,” he says. “They are there to help you learn to work through other components of your life and they will be there long after you leave the dance program.” Parents often want their kids to experience things like classical dance, he says, but in low-income neighborhoods opportunities can be scarce. Initiatives like the Lemonis Bridge Program give students a chance to study at the Joffrey studio at no cost. To date, Lockett says, there are about 40 kids on full scholarship at the Joffrey who have come through the program.

The biggest reward of his work? Seeing the impact on the kids. “These programs have touched the lives of thousands and those lives will be changed forever,” Lockett says. “Not everyone is going to go off and be a professional dancer, but I see kids all the time and they say, ‘I remember you. I had you at Joffrey.”

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“These programs have touched the lives of thousands and those lives will be changed forever.”

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revenue 2% 12%





40% 1%


The Joffrey celebrated many successes in FY 2014— including a year of strong financial results. A surplus, prior to depreciation, of $789,000 was generated thanks to high attendance at Joffrey productions, generous contributions, increased Academy of Dance enrollment, Community Engagement programs as well as control over expenses. Joffrey management continues to focus its resources on programs; an impressive $.88 of each dollar of expense was used toward Joffrey productions, Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs. — Kathleen Hechinger, Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer

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expenses 3%










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v a message of Thanks


And dance.

For this and more we shall dance.

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For the past 20 years, you have made our vision a reality here in Chicago. You have applauded our work and pushed us artistically. You have celebrated our strengths and empowered us to grow. You have inspired us to be the organization we are today and changed lives in the process.

You believe dance is something important.

“Thanks” is not enough.

You believe it is something we share.

Instead, we speak in dance. When we take the stage for years to come, it will be because of you. When we bring dance to schools where there is none, it will be because of you. And when we train the next generation of dancers, building the legacy of The Joffrey Ballet, it will be because of you.

You believe it unites us all.

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our joffrey family

v 2013–2014 Season

2013-2014 Season Sponsors

Women’s Board Events

Abbott Fund NIB Foundation

Couture & Cocktails — Couture & Cocktails kicked off the Joffrey’s

Masters of Dance Sponsor

Alphawood Foundation Chicago New Works Presenting Sponsor

The Anne and Burt Kaplan Fund o  f The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Russian Masters Presenting Sponsor

Alphawood Foundation Chicago La Bayadére Presenting Sponsor

Margot and Josef Lakonishok The Nutcracker Presenting Sponsor

GEMS World Academy – Chicago Romeo & Juliet Presenting Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank Spring Gala Presenting Sponsor

BMO Private Bank Allegro Brillante Production Sponsor

Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner La Bayadére Production Sponsor

2013-2014 Season with a glamorous runway fashion show, special performances by the Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainees, and party at Park West on Friday, October 4, 2013. Co-Chairs: Kathleen Henson and Sonya Jackson Attendees: 259 v Net funds: $54,854

Nutcracker Family Dinner — A festive favorite,the 2013 Nutcracker

Family Dinner got everyone in the holiday spirit on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Guests attended the matinee performance of The Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theatre, followed by a family party at The Standard Club. Co-Chairs: Laura Kofoid and Carol Stone with their daughters, CJ Ricci and Sarah Stone Attendees: 564 v Net funds: $64,230

Spring Gala — On Friday, April 25, 2014, guests celebrated the universal language of dance at The Joffrey Ballet’s 2014 Spring Gala. Guests enjoyed an exclusive Gala performance featuring Joffrey Company dancers, Academy of Dance students and Exelon Strobel Step-Up dancers, with cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Chicago Hilton. Co-Chairs: Elisabeth Adams and Dana Hokin Garvey Attendees: 786 v Net funds: $890,990

Jane Ellen Murray Foundation Crossing Ashland Production Sponsors

Bill and Orli Staley Art Works, National Endowment for the Arts Continuum Production Sponsor

Elizabeth Yntema Ferguson and Mark Ferguson Romeo & Juliet Live Music Sponsor

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Joffrey Circle Salons — This 2013-2104 Season, the Joffrey Circle Committee welcomed over 600 Joffrey Circle members and guests to five unique Circle Salons for a behind-the-scenes peek into the creative process of world-class dance. 07.31.13 09.11.13 10.01.13 02.04.14 04.23.14

Episode 31 Allegro Brillante with a special tribute to Maria Tallchief La Bayadére Continuum Romeo & Juliet

Official Healthcare Provider

Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss Official Provider of Physical Therapy

Athletico Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers Official Airline

United Airlines Official Hotel

JW Marriott Official Health Club

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donors made contributions


items sold at the Joffrey store

715 new donors supported 388 volunteer and board

the Joffrey


2,000 hours volunteered

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WE speak DAnce

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WE Speak

For Sandy and Roger Deromedi, The Joffrey Ballet is more than a cultural legacy worth preserving; it’s a “perfect trifecta” of dance, music, and emotion. Since 2007, the couple has generously given time, talent, and leadership to support that experience, with Roger serving on the Board of Directors and Sandy on the Joffrey Women’s Board.

Sandy and Roger Deromedi

“It’s all about the dancers,” Sandy says. “Not only are they incredible athletes and classically trained ballet dancers, but they’re also actors. Every hand movement is choreographed to extract emotion from the audience.” That talent has inspired the Deromedis to support the organization year after year and to encourage many others to do the same.


“As we give to the Joffrey,” Roger says, “the Joffrey gives to us.”

For the Deromedis, those ties have only grown stronger over time. “The culture makes it feel like a family,” Sandy says. “When you’re in Joffrey Tower, everyone is passionate about what they’re doing, whether they’re a volunteer, staff, or dancer. It creates that real magical I-want-to-be-a-part-of-this feeling.”

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we Speak

Dance BMO Private Bank

BMO Private Bank has been part of the Joffrey family—and one of our largest corporate sponsors—since 1998. This past season, BMO helped bring Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor’s groundbreaking Romeo & Juliet to the Joffrey and also sponsored the 2014 Spring Gala, the organization’s largest fundraiser. Zachary Lazar, Jr., President of Illinois and Florida Regions for BMO Private Bank, currently chairs the Joffrey Board of Directors and has been a member since 2007. “BMO is proud to support the community through the beauty of the arts,” says Lazar. “Our support of Romeo & Juliet was especially exciting because it was a modern reinvention of everyone’s favorite Shakespeare tale and, typical of the Joffrey, the performances were imaginative, vibrant, and touching.” For BMO, speaking dance also means strengthening the Joffrey’s impact beyond the stage. “The Joffrey brings artistic excellence and dance education to Chicago,” says Lazar. “Its Engagement programs and Academy cultivate the next generation of dancers and provide access, education, and training to children throughout the city.”

It’s an inspiring mission that reflects BMO’s deep commitment to improving the quality of life in the community.

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i speak DAnce

v Christine Du Boulay Ellis

I Speak Dance Christine Du Boulay Ellis

Christine Du Boulay Ellis remembers the first time she heard about the Joffrey. She and her husband, the late Richard Ellis, both renowned dancers and teachers, were serving on a scholarship panel with Robert Joffrey. “He told us he was planning to start a ballet company,” says Ellis, who operated Chicago’s Ellis-Du Boulay School of Ballet for 40 years. Today, Joffrey’s company has become one of the most cherished parts of her daily life. “It’s my family,” says Ellis, a Women’s Board member. Two or three times a week, she’s at Joffrey Tower, watching rehearsals and volunteering her time to create a dance research library that will be housed on-site. So far, the collection includes more than 750 titles, including several first editions and signed copies. This past year, Ellis also spearheaded the Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay Ellis Scholarship, granting the inaugural merit award to Trainee Paulo Vitor Rodrigues de Oliveira, a current member of the Joffrey Studio Company.

Her efforts are helping to ensure Robert Joffrey’s legacy gets passed down to future generations. “I’m a ballet purist, so I love the fact that the Joffrey has such a firm base in classical ballet,” she says. “Ashley is committed to trying out new ballets, which Robert was always doing—and challenging the dancers. They are such a wonderful group of individuals. There’s no way they’re cut out of a mold.”

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Board of Directors 2013–2014

Honorary Chairman |

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Executive Committee Zachary D. Lazar, Jr. Chairman of the Board

Sonia Florian Vice Chair

Anne Kaplan Vice Chair

Adam DeWitt Treasurer

Ronald J. Allen Secretary Sarah Beardsley Marc Berman Roger Deromedi Lorna Ferguson Dana Hokin Garvey Odele Desmuke Hawkins Judith MacLeod James McDonough Bruce Sagan Maureen Dwyer Smith Ronald V. Waters III

Liz Sharp Women’s Board President

Ashley Wheater Artistic Director

Greg Cameron Executive Director

Kathleen Hechinger Assistant Treasurer

Directors Patty Perkins Andringa Grace Barry Mary Jo Basler Joan Colmar Pamella Roland DeVos Terence Donnelly Fred Eychaner Shelley MacArthur Farley Mrs. Robert W. Galvin Patricia H. Gerber Linda Chaplik Harris Una C. Jackman Donna M. LaPietra Barry Litwin Coco Meers Jess Merten Leslie D. Minier Diane Patience Kevin J. Rochford Jeffrey C. Rubenstein Carrie L. Shea

Courtney Shea Eric C. Schieber, M.D. Rita Spitz Dawn M. Stanislaw Dr. Lauren Streicher Ben Strobel Courtney Thompson MarrGwen Townsend Jason J. Tyler Amanda Williamson Mrs. Joel V. Williamson Elizabeth Yntema


PAST CHAIRPERSONS William C. Daley Fred Eychaner Gary E. Holdren Dr. David A. Kipper † C. Steve McMillian Bruce Sagan Maureen Dwyer Smith Pamela B. Strobel Jason J. Tyler Ronald V. Waters As of June 30, 2014 † Deceased

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A special thanks to our 2013–2014 Board of Directors who went above and beyond in their annual support by pledging over one million dollars through a special initiative, led by Anne Kaplan and Fred Eychaner. Through their generosity and leadership, they have guided the Joffrey to financial health and laid the foundation for a prolific future of impactful programming.

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Women’s Board 2013–2014

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Liz Sharp President

Kelly Dettmann 1st Vice President

Yolanda Tyler 2nd Vice President

Deborah Engle Secretary

Sue-Gray Goller Treasurer

Joan Colmar Member-at-Large

Sonya Y. Jackson Member-at-Large

Dora J. Aalbregtse Elisabeth Adams Mrs. Keene Harwood Addington III Julie O’Donnell Allen Laura Ferris Anderson Mrs. James G. Andress Annie Atzeff Melissa M. Babcock Mrs. Aaron A. Barlow Grace Barry Kimberly Bartuch Mary Jo Basler Kate Bensen Rebecca Besser Carolyn LeBlanc Blatt Mary Kay Mudd Bushonville Dorothy Bousseau Sophia P. Bross Marisa Bryce Suzette Bulley Mrs. John E. Burke Cindy Burns Mary Patricia Burns Patsy Callahan Wendy Lynn Chronister Sandra Deromedi Bonnie Deutsch Pamella Roland DeVos Merritt DeWitt

Ellen Distelheim Christine Du Boulay Ellis Sheryl Dyer JoNan Eastridge Patti S. Eylar Shelley MacArthur Farley Jamee C. Field Lydia Fisher Ellie Forman Katherine Fox Katherine E. Freiburger Annette N. Freyman Astra Gamsjaeger Dana Hokin Garvey Patricia H. Gerber Nancy Gottlieb Bauer Donna Greenberg Marjorie Habermann Mrs. Michael F. Harron Sandi Hartstein Odele Desmuke Hawkins Kathleen A. Henson Mrs. John W. Higgins Leslie S. Hindman Jerrilyn M. Hoffmann Sharon King Hoge Victoria Holdren Marci Holzer Sharman Thornton Hunter

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Melinda Jakovich Constance James Candace Collins Jordan Anne Kaplan Yvette Karaba Elizabeth Ann Kasten Wendy Kilcollin Kathleen Klaeser Laura Kofoid Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel Donna M. LaPietra Whitney Lasky Lisa L. Leiden Jani Lesko Kathy Corday Lidbury Jennifer Litowitz Leslie Logsdon Mary Keough Lyman Judith MacLeod Lisa Klimley Malkin Mrs. E. Barry Mansur Vida Marks Kristina McGrath Astrid A. McKinnon Katie McLenaghan Helen Hall Melchior Jan Melk Lucy Minor Anne Simon Moffat

Shauna Montgomery Brooks Morgan Kerrie Kennedy Mudd Mrs. Charles F. Nadler Linda Curtis O’Bannon, MD Sheila O’Grady Ms. Christine Ott Mrs. Jay L. Owen, Jr. Mrs. John R. Pacholick Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman Mrs. James W. Pierpont Ibby Pinsky Victoria Poindexter D. Elizabeth Price Rona Radler Sugar Rautbord Courtney Ann Rosen Camille Kearns Rudy Elizabeth Dunkel Ryan Maggie Scheyer Claudine Schramko Kathryn Babcock Shaffer Anne Shea Carrie L. Shea Carolyn Sheridan Veronica Siegel Amelia Silva Mrs. Howard Silverman Ms. Patricia J. Simpson

Marilyn Slattery Kathy Kalesperis Smith Maureen Dwyer Smith Mrs. William D. Smithburg Rita Spitz Jessica Steffensen Constance Steinhaus Liz Stiffel Carol J. Stone Kathleen A. Swien Cheryl Tama Oblander Lauren D.W. Tatar Marina D.W. Tatar Jennifer Tengelsen MarrGwen Townsend Margaret Unetich Noren Ungaretti Kathryn C. Vail Katherine Porter Veach Victoria C. Verity Mrs. John R. Walter Ann Waters Heather G. Webster Mrs. Thomas E. Wells IV Pam Phillips Weston Kim White Joyce M. Wippman Elizabeth Yntema Leslie Zentner As of June 30, 2014

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Joffrey Auxiliary Board | Joffrey Circle Committee

Joffrey Circle Committee 2013-2014 Mary Ellen Pavone Terry Schwartz Co-Chairs Ronald Allen Carolyn Blessing Patti Eylar Ann Finder Charlie Gardner K. Susan Heintz Melinda Jakovich Jeffrey Kerr Wendy Kilcollin Lynda Lane Barry Litwin Helen Hall Melchior Anne Moffat Barbara Moss Linda O’Bannon Thomas O’Keefe Carol Pollock Amelia Silva Marilyn Slattery Dawn Stanislaw Constance Steinhaus Lauren Streicher Cheryl Tama Oblander Marina D.W. Tatar Dana Shepard Treister Diana Weiss Widman Olga M. Weiss Susan Youdovin Leslie Zentner

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Joffrey Auxiliary Board 2013-2014 John Walcher Camille Britton Co-Chairs

David P. Kimball Finance Chair

Lauren Laramie Membership Chair

Jake Downing Communications Chair

Terrence Chappell Social Chair

Coco Meers Ben Strobel Founding Members Michael Amiet Emily Strobel Amiet John P. Barley Jennifer Birmingham Carolyn Blackman Carolyn Blessing Andrew Caravella Diane Crary Ryan Fields Alek Gasiel Bren Gorman

Erica Hornthal Lauren Huefner Genevieve Hughes Bridgett Klopp Meredith Lee Emma Leonard William Li Persephone Ma Jessica Mattes Lydia Mckenzie Ragan M. Memmott Hesketh G. Miller Becky Mo Kristina Mulhall Bradley Nelson Vinci Ng Jenny L. Pickell Kinley Preston Anne Walsh Rabin Kari Rollins Elena Samokhina Yasmin Schnayer Julia Siegfriedt-Wilson Shannon T. Smith Timothy Solberg Edith Swain Betsy Sylvester Kelsey Thacker Meredith M. Tierney Annie Wallis Susan L. Welsh Deborah Witzburg Krista Worzalla Melissa Wuelser Peter Yi

Star Society

Rudolph Nureyev Fund

The Joffrey Ballet Star Society recognizes those individuals who have invested in the future of The Joffrey Ballet through a planned gift. We wish to thank the following for their commitment to our legacy as of June 30, 2014.

We are honored that the Joffrey has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the prestigious Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation expressly to launch an endowment for the creation, production and performance of full-length story ballets. The new Rudolf Nureyev Fund at The Joffrey Ballet represents one of the largest awarded to a single cultural institution in the Foundation’s history. To meet the challenge and secure the Rudolph Nureyev Foundation’s gift, The Joffrey Ballet is responsible for raising an additional $1 million by June 30, 2015. These funds along with the Nureyev Foundation’s matching gift will create an endowment for the Joffrey to perform full-length ballets on a continuing basis.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Babcock, Sr. D. Jeffrey Baddeley Paul Chasnoff and Joe Hopper Christine Du Boulay Ellis Dr. and Mrs. David L. Faulk Patricia H. Gerber Michael Goldberger Barbara and John Henigbaum Richard Higginbotham Marci and Ronald Holzer Darlene Johnson Stuart Kane Linda Levey John McAllister Keith and Anne Moffat Drs. Bill and Elaine Moor Jane Ellen Murray and Edwin Wentz Jonathan F. Orser Mr. and Mrs. Orin Steinhaus Elisabeth Wilcox Szegho Marilyn J. Ward Diana and Stuart Widman Anna Mary Zarrelli

The Joffrey Ballet is grateful to the following donors who have committed their support to the Rudolf Nureyev Funds as of June 30, 2014. DeVries Fine Arts International Inc. Julia and Matt Doherty, in honor of Ashley Wheater and Brian Johnson Christine Du Boulay Ellis Susan and Richard Kiphart Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation Jeanette Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Tatar

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The Joffrey Ballet would like to extend our many thanks to those

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Allen Sarah Beardsley Ms. Nancy Gottlieb Bauer who provide us with funding that ensures Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt quality and engaging experiences for a Mr. and Mrs. S. Cody Engle variety of audiences. The following is a Dana Hokin Garvey and Robert Garvey list of those who made gifts and pledges Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hartstein in support of annual fund, special events, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Hawkins or programs, in the amount of $1,000 or Mr. and Mrs. David H. Hoffmann more between July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Klaeser Although space does not permit us to list Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun all of our friends, we are grateful for the Dr. Lynda Lane and Ben Lane-Korn support of each and every one of our Mr. and Mrs. Larry Langdon loyal donors. Mr. and Mrs. Zachary D. Lazar, Jr. Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Mr. and Mrs. John K. MacLeod Helen H. Melchior $500,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Murphy Fred Eychaner Danielle Lutz Richter and Glenn R. Richter Kevin J. Rochford $100,000-$499,999 John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Anonymous Jeffrey C. Rubenstein Mr. and Mrs. Roger Deromedi Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DeVos Courtney C. Shea Mrs. Anne Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Erik A. Steffensen Susan and Richard Kiphart Jeanette Stevens Dr. and Mrs. Josef Lakonishok Emily Heisley Stoeckel and Kevin Stoeckel Marcus Lemonis Byron D. Trott Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Amanda Williamson and Matthew Johnson $50,000-$99,999 $7,500-$9,999 Mary Jo and Doug Basler Anonymous Marc and Sharen Berman Mr. and Mrs. David Abbott Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner Dr. and Mrs. Kristopher N. Atzeff Jay Franke and David Herro Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John Patience Mrs. Joyce Chelberg Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Townsend Kyle DeSantis and Mitchell Hatcher Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson Christine Du Boulay Ellis Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. F. Conrad Fischer Richard and Mary L. Gray $25,000-$49,999 Janet W. and Robert A. Helman Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurley Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel Mr. and Mrs. David S. Ruder Elizabeth A. Liebman Mr. and Mrs. Orin Steinhaus Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Meers Ben Strobel Mrs. Lucy Minor Ashley Wheater and Brian Johnson Mrs. Jane Ellen Murray and Mr. Edwin Wentz Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Ryan $5,000-$7,499 Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Smith, Jr. Anonymous Rita Spitz Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Barlow Bill and Orli Staley Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. Buntrock Pamela and Russ Strobel Mr. and Mrs. Rhett W. Butler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald V. Waters III Sandra Vitantonio and Tilden Cummings Mr. and Mrs. Miles D. White Mr. and Mrs. William Farley Jamee C. Field and Michael Kane $10,000-$24,999 Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Greenberg Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John T. Hildy Mr. and Mrs. William Adams IV Mr. and Mrs. William K. Hokin

Individual Support

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Una C. Jackman Laura Kofoid and David Ricci Mr. and Mrs. Alec Litowitz Jim and SuAnne Lopata Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Miller Thomas J. O’Keefe Victoria Poindexter Bert and Joanie Reynolds Susan and David Rudar Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schreuder Mr. and Mrs. David Sensibar Rose L. Shure Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva Dawn Stanislaw Mr. and Mrs. David Stone Mr. and Mrs. Erich W. Tengelsen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wells IV $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous (4) Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Aalbregtse Greg Albiero Giannella Alvarez and Andrew Wilson Patty Perkins Andringa Emily Strobel Amiet and Michael Amiet Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Babcock, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Beidler III Donald H. Bittner Gary and Linda Blumenshine Paul Chasnoff and Joe Hopper Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dettmann Ellen Distelheim and Richard Tannenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Terence Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. John Dugan Wendy Eager Dr. and Mrs. David L. Faulk Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fields Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher Katherine and Richard Freiburger Chip and Tiffany Flannagan Sue-Gray Goller Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Gracias Sherry Guthrie Dr. and Mrs. Alan G. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Michael Henson Mr. Richard Hokin Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Holson III Marci and Ronald Holzer The Hunckler Family Sonya Y. Jackson Melinda Jakovich Yvette L. Karaba Mr. and Mrs. Christopher G. Kennedy Jeffrey Kerr Mr. and Mrs T. Eric Kilcollin Koldyke Family Jen Kurth and Brian Van Klompenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lasky Jani Lesko and David Moes Mr. and Mrs. Barry Litwin Leslie A. Logsdon Colleen Loughlin and John Sirek James D. McDonough Mr. and Mrs. Rich Melman Mr. and Mrs. Jess E. Merten Keith and Anne Moffat Mary Kay Mudd Bushonville Dr. Bal Nandra and Dr. Jill S. Dodds Annmarie Neumeier Linda Curtis O’Bannon, M.D. William F. O’Connor Sheila O’Grady and Dan Duffy Mr. and Mrs. James W. Pierpont Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Pinsky Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Plonsker Bonnie Price and Jack Hirsch D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies Jennifer Ross Adrianne Rotfeld A. Sue Samuels Richard and Ellen Sandor Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Scheyer Lisa Silverberg and Jim Challenger Mr. and Mrs. Howard Silverman Ms. Patricia J. Simpson Dr. and Mrs. David Song Dr. and Mrs. Paul Stanley Liz Stiffel Dr. Lauren F. Streicher Janet Surkin and Robert Stillman Ms. Cheryl Tama Oblander and Mr. Scott Oblander Dr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Tatar Courtney A. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ungaretti Liz Ware Dia and Edward Weil Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Weinstein Olga Weiss and Dr. George Honig Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wells IV Mrs. Joyce M. Wippman Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Zentner $1,500-2,499 Anonymous (2) Dr. and Mrs. Whitney W. Addington Evelyn R. Alter Glen W. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Appel Mr. and Mrs. Adam Aron Mr. and Mrs. Brett August Mr. and Mrs. John Bakalar Cynthia Ballew and Michael Smith Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Barber

Dr. Elizabeth Marcus and Mr. Ira Belcove Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bess Carolyn Blessing Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Block Mr. and Mrs. David W. Bomier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonner Evelyn Bosenberg Dr. Audrey Bromberger and Mr. John Birmingham Anthony Bruck Mr. and Mrs. Allan E. Bulley III Dr. and Mrs. John E. Burke Mary Patricia Burns Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Callahan, Jr. Gerald F. Carter Wendy Lynn Chronister and Peter Rogers Mrs. John C. Colman Lawrence Corry Dale Coudert Pam Crutchfield Dr. John Dainauskas Mimi De Castro Kyriakoula Demopoulos Mr. and Mrs. Ronald DeSanto Claire Douglass Maia Dunkel Lois and Stephen Eisen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferraro Dr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Finder Elizabeth Foster and Michael Walsh Arthur L. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Frankel Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Geifman Susan Goodenow Mr. and Mrs. John E. Gross Ms. Casey Hanley Patricia and O.J. Heestand Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Heickz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Heintz Mr. and Mrs. John W. Higgins Alan J. Hommerding and Robert K. Personett Yvonne Hurlbutt Kathryn and Bruce Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Barry Kaplan Dennis D. Kendzora Klaff Family Foundation Polly Klintzel Laurie Koehn Mr. and Mrs. John Koenigsknecht Donna M. LaPietra and William Kurtis Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Lawson III Dr. Jack G. Lease Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Leemputte Deej and Hunter Leggitt Dr. Richard Levy Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Kathy Corday Lidbury

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lubin Phillip Lumpkin Mr. and Mrs. Cary J. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Marks Mr. and Mrs. Brian Maute Dr. and Mrs. McKay McKinnon John R. Menninger Pamela G. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Minier Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Moss William F. Myers Ken Norgan Mr. and Mrs. John K. Notz, Jr. Gerald Nowak Lee and Sharon Oberlander Margaret O’Connor Cynthia Pacholick Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone Carol G. Pollock Maya Polsky and Nicolas Bridon Seth Prostic Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rasmus Rena and Stephen Reiss Scott Rice Courtney Rosen Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rosenbloom Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rudy Mr. and Mrs. William A. Schmalzl Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schwartz Terry Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shannon Carolyn Sheridan Thomas G. Sinkovic Marilyn Slattery Mr. and Mrs. Gerard C. Smetana Patricia Creed Smith Mr. and Mrs. William D. Smithburg Timothy Solberg Mr. and Mrs. Neele E. Stearns, Jr. Maggie Stepf Jocelyn M. Stoller Dr. Audrey Tatar and Dr. Michael Breser Lauren D.W. Tatar and Scott Borstein Elaine Taussig and Tom Dustin Mr. and Mrs. George S. Tolley Beth Treacy and Dick Hoffman Dana Shepard Treister and Dr. Michael Roy Treister Mr. and Mrs. Jason J. Tyler Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Vail, Jr. Mr. Keith and Dr. Annabelle Volgman Donald Walther Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Warner Diana and Stuart Widman Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin William Ziemann

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$1,000-$1,499 Anonymous (2) Anne and Mark Bagan Catherine Barry Grace Barry Suzette Bernstein Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Block III Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and William Wolf Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. L. Bogan, Jr. Willard Bransky Sophia P. Bross C. Cabell Chinnis, Jr. Sara Crown-Star Christine DeGroote Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. DelGrande Amina J. Dickerson Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dowd Mr. and Ms. William Dutton Sheryl L. Dyer Joan and James Fencil Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Forman Albert and Suzanne Friedman Astra Gamsjaeger Karen Godoy Sue and Melvin Gray Jacqueline Griesdorn Mrs. Marjorie E. Habermann Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Harron Michael C. Henkel Richard Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holstein Deone G. Jackman Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. James Lucille McIntyre Jewett Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kornick Jennifer K. Lee Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Leiden Mr. and Mrs. Yung Bong Lim Dr. Mark Lundell Mr. and Mrs. E. Barry Mansur Lydia Marti and Richard Porter Cindy Melk Lisa M. Mezzetti Dr. Charles R. Middleton Mary Claire Moll Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Murley The John C. Nash Family Robert Newman Erin Ohlms Christopher and Charlene Huang Olson Jonathan F. Orser Kristie Paskvan Michael Polsky Mr. and Ms. Richard Porter Dr. Robert C. Powell Olga Ramirez Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reid

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Mr. and Mrs. W. Robert Reum Carol J. Roberts Courtney A. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Ross Mr. and Mrs. David W. Ruttenberg Carol Ann Saikhon Michelle Sergel Mrs. Veronica Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Seth Singerman Laura Solon Mr. and Mrs. Todd Vieregg John Walcher Mr. and Mrs. John R. Walter Mr. and Mrs. Ben Webster Vanya Weglarz Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Weston

Corporate, Foundation and Government Support $500,000+ Alphawood Foundation Chicago $100,000-$499,999 Abbott Fund BMO Private Bank Chicago Athletic Clubs Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust JW Marriott The Anne and Burt Kaplan Fund of The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation NIB Foundation The Satter Foundation $50,000-$99,999 Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss The Chicago Community Trust Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation The Julius N. Frankel Foundation GEMS World Academy – Chicago The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation The Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation The Shubert Foundation Skylark Foundation Townsend Family Foundation United Airlines $25,000-$49,999 Anonymous Abbott Laboratories Allstate Athletico Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers

Bill Bass Foundation The Brinson Foundation Exelon Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Jane Ellen Murray Foundation Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. The Edward and Lucy R. Minor Family Foundation Natoma Partners LLC The Northern Trust Company Nuveen Investments, Inc. Prince Charitable Trusts The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation Bill and Orli Staley Foundation Ventana Charitable Foundation United Airlines Foundation Walgreens $10,000-$24,999 Anonymous Baxter International Inc. Bessemer Trust The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation CDCT Land Company LLC Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation The Colmar Foundation The Marvin & Elaine Gottlieb Family Foundation GrubHub, Inc Lee G. Hall Foundation Intermountain Industries Petroglyph Energy Foundation Illinois Arts Council IRI Worldwide ITW JPMorgan Chase Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP James S. Kemper Foundation Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. Lefkofsky Family Foundation Mayer Brown LLP The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts Negaunee Foundation Nordstrom, Inc. Jerome Robbins Foundation and Trust John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Foundation Dr. Scholl Foundation Searle Family Trust The Service Club of Chicago Shea Family Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Tampico Beverages U.S. Bank Foundation WebFilings

$7,500-$9,999 DeSantis Foundation The Hattie A. & Marie V. Fatz Foundation Fifth Third Bank John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Macy’s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. The Siragusa Foundation William Blair & Co. LLC William Wrigley Jr. Company $5,000-$7,499 The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation Fortune Brands, Inc. de Grisogono Inc. The Irving Harris Foundation Hasbro, Inc. Edith B. and Lee V. Jacobs Fund Kryolan Professional Make-Up Litowitz Family Foundation Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation Make It Better The Neiman Marcus Group Neal Gerber & Eisenberg Quaker Foods North America, a division of PepsiCo Sidley Austin LLP The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous (2) Del Monte Foods DHR International, INC. Harry F. Chaddick & Elaine Chaddick Foundation Inc. Lannan Foundation Legacy McCormick Foundation The William F. O’Connor Foundation RBC Wealth Management The Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation Nathan Tannenbaum Foundation, Inc Tengelsen Family Foundation The George Washington University Inn Hilary and Barry Weinstein Family Charitable Foundation $1,500-2,499 ActionBooth, Inc America’s Dog Baskin Family Foundation Margaret S. & Philip D. Block, Jr. Family Foundation

Burberry Caterpillar Inc. Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation Frankel Family Foundation Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund The Holzer Family Foundation Dr. Morris A. and Celia F. Kaplan Foundation KPW Family Foundation Liam Ventures, Inc. Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC Red Thread Productions, Inc. Sahara Enterprises, Inc. The Law Offices of Elizabeth D. Sharp, P.C. Stearns Family Charitable Fund Tawani Foundation Van Cleef & Arpels $1,000-$1,499 A.R.T. League, Inc. Amsted Industries Foundation The Sue and Melvin Gray Foundation Heestand Foundation, Inc. J & H James Foundation Keybank National Association Kirkland & Ellis LLP New Prospect Foundation Richard and Helen Thomas Family Foundation WestEnd Weston Foundation

Tribute Gifts

Gifts were generously given in honor of Mary Jo Basler Fern Batchko Jillisa Brittan Greg Cameron Adam DeWitt Ms. Grace Duffy J. Elise Edwards Christine Du Boulay Ellis Deb Engle Fred Eychaner Shelley and Bill Farley Jay Franke Juliana Forest Yumelia Garcia Janet Helman Jerri and David Hoffmann Holzer Family Foundation Bernice Horwitch The Joffrey Ballet Company Brian Johnson Anne Kaplan Abbe Kaye

Dr. Lynda Lane Elly Laser Helen Hall Melchior The staff of North Shore School of Dance Diane Patience Ibby Pinsky Aaron Rogers Emily Rostlund Bruce Sagan Saul Sanders Angelica and Gabriella Schildwachter Elizabeth Sharp Willy Shives Emma Sidari Scott Speck Rita Spitz Marilyn Slattery Carol Stone The Stone Family Jocelyn Stoller Pam and Russ Strobel Dr. Arnold Tatar Jon Teeuwissen Joyce and Dick Wippman Ashley Wheater Jianhong Zhou Gifts were generously given in memory of Gerald Arpino Debbie Beitler Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bensen Terry Borkan Dr. Herbert H. Cibul Gloria Josephine Cinelli Shirley Gleason Dillon Bruce Goers Margie Golden Burt Kaplan Dr. David Kipper Mary Lou McCollum Susie Rubenstein James J. Scott Eleanor Schulz Rose Stein Walter F. Tama Arvin Williams

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Ann Finder Maria Finn Bridgett Fitzgerald-Klopp J’nai Gaither Niomi Galili Michelle Ganulas Christine Geiger Kristin Ginger Debora Glauber Rachel Goeppner Bren Gorman Lindsy Groshek Qi Gu Star Hampton Rachel Hatch Eunice Heredia Jean Holling Vanessa Hutsler Krista Joy Johnson Krystal Jones Vanessa Jungbluth-Fullmer Megan Jurasic Laura Kalinski Britini Knowles Megan Kowalsky Marija Krosnjar Michelle Lawless Nancy Letourneau Amiee Light Jimmy Dale Love Marcel Luna Carl Mandenberg Minya Markus Jeanne Martineau Kateryna Marynenko Lydia McKenzie Laura Meyer Jehan Miller Leo Miserendino

Jorge Aguilar Aneliya Alexsandrova Timothy Alston Ashley Arp Paule-Ingrid Augustin Jeff Balch Tizziana Baldenebro Jen Beck Anne Marie Berg Norman Berg Christina Bill Maria Black Ron Blumenthal Scott Boots Caitlin Bragg Ashleigh Braggs Kathryn Budd Mary Ann Bulanda Becky Byrd Manuela Capinan da Cunha Karen Chew Abigail Christensen Judy Clasen Lauren Cole Ashley Colson Lidio Cordero Kimberly Darre Isabella Degillio Lisa DeLuca Erica Devereux Suzanne Dickerson Lucy Dolya Patricia Downs Bill Drendel Mary Egan Jessica Eggert Heidi Ellison Childress Ashley Elskus

Linda Mohr Kristina Mosbo Rachelle Nondorf Pat O’Neal John O’Neal Kate Ortigara Leslie Osterberg Michele Ostrowski Maria Parise Nancy Parks Emily Paul Julianna Pinnaro Debra Polk Suzy Robertson Doris Pandorie Roland Snnow Rutkowski Kristi Ryzner Keith Sadler Ricardo Sanz Lindsay Schlesser Crystal Sheets Yvonne Shu Chris Simek Stella Sokolovskaya Carrie Stanton Shannon Sutton Rachel Teachout Samantha Tofanelli Lourdes Torres Marlene Lee Uy Theresa Van Den Boogaard Moo Vang Katie Walsh Hilary Wetmore Kasia Wierszycka Krystal Wilson Jimmy Winfrey Haley Wolfcale Alexander Yeager

Staff Ashley Wheater

| Artistic Director


Greg Cameron |

Executive Director

Artistic Gerard Charles

Blair Baldwin

Brady Jarvis

Director of Artistic Operations

Artistic and Production Business

Head Electrician

Nicolas Blanc


Bryan Schoettle

Ballet Master/Principal Coach

Katherine Selig

Head Carpenter

Graça Sales

Principal Stage Manager

Gregg Moeller

Ballet Master/Principal Coach

Amanda Heuermann

Head Props

Stage Manager

Brian Stream

Marianne Marks

Master Sound Engineer

Head of Wardrobe

Marybeth Cave

Gregg Benkovich

Assistant Electrician

Director of Production

Shoe Manager

Steven Lange

Kirsty MacKellar

Alicja Klosek


Company Administration AND Production Claude Binder

Company Manager 38 | The Joffrey Ballet v 2013–2014 Annual Report

Head of Hair & Make-up

Development Sarai Hoffman Chief Development Officer

Petrina Arneson Women’s Board Coordinator

Cristina De Guia Individual Giving Manager

Julia Doherty Director of Development

Music Scott Speck Music Director

Paul James Lewis Principal Pianist/Music Administrator

Mungunchimeg Buriad Company Pianist

Russell Vinick Cover Conductor

Chelsea Lyman Special Events Manager

Allie McCarthy Development Assistant

Erin Fitzpatrick Shelp Institutional Giving Manager

Academy Alexei Kremnev Academy Artistic Director

Anna Reznik Academy Artistic Director

Karine Provost Marketing

Academy Managing Director

Brian Smith

Karin Ellis-Wentz

Chief Marketing Officer

Academy Faculty

Colene Byrd

Anna Frient

Director of Sales and Patron Services

Academy Communications and Relations

Vicki Crain Marketing Associate

James Dunn Marketing and Patron Services Associate

Sarah Fiala Marketing Director

Claire Kaiser


AJ Gaither Academy Associate

Katerina Herder Academy Production Manager

Casey Mang Academy Operations Associate

Front Cover: (clockwise) Academy Students. Photo by: Cheryl Mann.


Brooke Linford in the

Academy’s production of The Bluebird of Happiness. Photo by: Matt Glavin. Mann.

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Joffrey Company Dancers in La Bayadére. Photo by: Cheryl Community Engagement Students. Photo by: Olu Akintorin.

Page 3: Joanna Wozniak in Le Sacre du Printemps. Photo by:

Patron Services Associate

Herbert Migdoll

Company Dancers 2013-2014 Season Matthew Adamczyk Dara Holmes Derrick Agnoletti Victoria Jaiani Yoshihisa Arai Graham Maverick Amanda Assucena Jeraldine Mendoza Guillaume Basso Caitlin Meighan Miguel Angel Blanco Jacqueline Moscicke Ogulcan Borova Amber Neumann Anais Bueno Alexis Polito Fabrice Calmels Christine Rocas Raul Casasola Aaron Rogers April Daly Lucas Segovia Fernando Duarte Aaron Smyth Erica Lynette Edwards Temur Suluashvili Yumelia Garcia Elivelton Tomazi Cara Marie Gary Shane Urton John Mark Giragosian Alberto Velazquez Dylan Gutierrez Mahallia Ward Elizabeth Hansen Jenny Winton Rory Hohenstein Joanna Wozniak Anastacia Holden Kara Zimmerman

Community Engagement

Roger Mastroianni.


Community Engagement Students. Photo by:

Olu Akintorin.

Director of Special Projects

Erica Lynette Edwards

Maggie Miller

Director of Community Engagement

by: Cheryl Mann.

Group Sales Manager

Pierre Lockett

Photo by: Cheryl Mann.

Casey Peek

Community Engagement Consultant

Page 7: Jeraldine Mendoza in Allegro Brillante. Photo by: Cheryl Mann.

Patron Services and Marketing Associate

Tammy Hsu

Page 9: Academy Trainees and Students Photos by: Matt Glavin and

Alisa Phillips

Community Engagement Business

Patron Services Associate

Connor Rickett Patron Services Associate

Finance and Operations Kathleen Hechinger Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer

Whitney Augustine Controller

Paul Key Director of Technology

John Kurtz


Page 5: Shane Urton and Joanna Wozniak in Crossing Ashland. Photo |

Amber Neumann and Shane Urton in Episode 31. |

Cheryl Mann. Page 11: Camila Ferrera in the Academy’s production of The Bluebird of Happiness. Photo by: Matt Glavin.

Willy Shives

Page 13: Community Engagement Students. Photo by: Olu Akintorin.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Page 15: Pierre Lockett with Community Engagement Students. Photo

Michael Smith

by: Matt Hollis.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Page 18+19: Joffrey Company Dancers in La Bayadére. Photo by:

Linda Swayze Community Engagement Coordinator

Cheryl Mann. page 21: Spring Gala. Photo by: Dan Rest.


Ashley Wheater with

Women’s Board President, Liz Sharp. Photo by: Dan Rest.



Nutcracker Family Dinner Co-Chairs Laura Kofoid, CJ Ricci, Sarah and Carol Stone. Photo by R. Carl.


Ashley Wheater, Dana Hokin Garvey,

Zachary D. Lazar, Jr., Elisabeth Adams and Greg Cameron at the 2014 Spring Gala. Photo by: Dan Rest. Page 23: Sandy and Roger Deromedi. Page 25: BMO Private Bank, Presenting Sponsors of the Joffrey 2014 Spring Gala. Photo by: Herbert Migdoll.

Director of Facility Operations

Page 27: Ashley Wheater and Christine Du Boulay Ellis.

Stephanie McNicholas

Photo by Cheri Eisenberg

Staff Accountant

Page 29: John Mark Giragosian in La Bayadére. Photo by: Cheryl

Christine O’Brien Board Manager and Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Aries Pickett Accounts Payable and Payroll Manager



Academy Trainees. Photo by: Cheryl Mann.

Back Cover: Mahallia Ward in Continuum. Photo by Cheryl Mann. Community Engagement Student. Photo by: Olu Akintorin.




Rocas and Rory Hohenstein in Romeo & Juliet. Photo by Cheryl Mann. Academy Trainees. Photo by Cheryl Mann.


Mission 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.

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