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GREG CAMERON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ANNUAL REPORT

A S H L E Y W H E AT E R ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

2014 2015


LIVING ART: LET TER OF REFLECTION

Twenty years after first arriving in Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet has become a vital part of our city’s life—where dance lives for all Chicagoans and finds new life on our stage, in our Academy of Dance, and throughout our community.

LIVING ART

JOFFREY BALLET

Inspired by Robert Joffrey’s openness to—and passion for—new, relevant, and deeply felt dance, we have always viewed ballet as a living art form. And this past year, we broke new artistic ground in front of a wider audience than ever before. Across the eight pieces we premiered and the classics we reinvigorated, the season sent our repertoire “catapulting into the 21st century,” in the words of Chicago Sun-Times dance critic Hedy Weiss. And our community responded: with the premier of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake,© this season set all-time Joffrey sales records—a reminder of the continued power and appeal of this art form today. As we now look ahead to a vibrant future for our Company, punctuated by our 2016–2017 Season world premiere of a new Nutcracker commissioned especially for Chicago, we also see a robust future for dance emerging from our Academy. This year, diverse dancers and trainees who look like our world today took home the top prize at the Youth America Grand Prix and won new acclaim at Lincoln Center. At the same time, our Academy invited all Chicagoans to experience world-class dance—whether that meant seeing new perspectives in our expanded Winning Works program or coming to Joffrey Tower to take Academy classes, which now welcome nearly 1,000 dance enthusiasts of every age. Just as importantly, we found new ways to make dance a part of every Chicagoan’s life. Under the leadership of former Joffrey dancer Erica Lynette Edwards—who took over as Director of Community Engagement this year—we expanded our in-school programs to cover all grades, Kindergarten through 12th, making the Joffrey one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of dance education in our city’s schools. And alongside the discipline and creativity these programs promote, we also brought joy throughout our neighborhoods with the groundbreaking 20 for 20! program. Anniversaries such as this mark a moment between past and future—an opportunity for reflection and an invitation to dream. Twenty years in, with our mission thriving, our Board providing all-in support, and our first-ever endowment supporting the strongest financial foundation we have ever had, The Joffrey Ballet can look ahead to a bright future as Chicago’s world-class dance leader—and it is all thanks to you. Our community makes everything we do possible—and we cannot wait to see how, together, we bring dance to life in the years ahead.

ASHLEY WHEATER Artistic Director

The Joffrey Ballet in Alexander Ekman’s Tulle. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

GREG CAMERON Executive Director

Cover: Amanda Assucena & Alberto Velazquez in Nicolas Blanc’s Evenfall. Photo by Cheryl Mann. Above: Ashley Wheater and Greg Cameron. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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LIVING ART: COMPANY

COMPANY

Bold, athletic, and relevant, the Joffrey brought dance to life for a larger and more diverse audience than ever in 2014–2015.

We make dance that lives today because we make dance about all of us

39 DANCERS

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PREMIERES

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PERFORMANCES IN CHICAGO

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PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Victoria Jaiani in Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

In a season infused with the expressive power of narrative dance, we told stories plucked from all over the world, from our great ballet heritage, and from the singular visions of today’s leading artists—and in the process brought dance to life for a larger, younger, and more diverse audience than ever before. Our opening performance set the stage for the season to follow. With Stories in Motion, we brought together three timeless stories in new forms: George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, a radical retelling that has since become a classic; Lilac Garden, Antony Tudor’s dark, psychological tale of unhappy love; and the Joffrey premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU, a blistering update of Japanese folklore taken to new heights by our dancers’ athleticism. We told entirely new stories on our stage. This winter’s Unique Voices mixed repertory program spanned Johnny Cash’s gritty music, abstract dance narratives, and LED video screens, while spring’s New Works introduced audiences to Justin Peck’s beautifully crafted In Creases and the heartfelt Evenfall, by Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc. And as we welcomed a new classic, our storytelling reached new heights— and new audiences. The Joffrey premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed reimagining of Swan Lake© combined “bravura technique and artful characterizations,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which called it “a monumental achievement on every level.” Wheeldon’s Swan Lake© set new ticket records for our Company—a sign of our artistic vitality after 20 years in Chicago. The Joffrey has always been a deeply American ballet company— bold, athletic, and relevant, with performances that speak to the people and world around us. And today, with an ensemble of breathtaking dancers who push new limits each year and a commitment to continually revitalizing our art form, our mission lives like never before.

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LIVING ART: COMPANY

LIVING ART “The Joffrey dancers meet every challenge...they are in glorious form.” — Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times, Dance Critic

Bringing new life to a classic ballet In summer 2014, a bold new vision came to life. When our Company first began rehearsing English-born, New York-based Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagined Swan Lake,© the choreographer sent our dancers a note of encouragement: “Make every gesture count. Know why you are there and who you are. Then your dancing will be the conduit for communicating a complex character in an even more complex fantasy.” Months later, he sent another note following the premiere: “It is really wonderful when a company is successful in realizing the vision of the choreographer, but what you achieved last night with your dazzling performance of Swan Lake© exceeded all my expectations.” Swan Lake© choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon.

A rich tapestry of storytelling that can only be brought to life with a company full of stars, the Joffrey premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake© marked a crowning success.

In an anniversary year punctuated by new artistic achievements, the Joffrey’s first-ever performance of Swan Lake© marked a crowning success. Traditionally one of ballet’s most difficult classics, this recently reinterpreted version from a contemporary visionary required the full artistry and technical skill our Company brings today. Steeped not only in fantasy and romance, but also in history, Wheeldon’s Swan Lake© embeds the tragic story of a princess doomed to live as a swan within the elegant and rarefied world of the 19th-century Paris Opera Ballet, with sights reminiscent of Edgar Degas’ famous paintings of ballet dancers in the rehearsal studio. The scene soon shifts from history to fantasy, as a dancer portraying the Prince becomes immersed in the world of the story, before returning to Paris for a decadent gala, where top-hatted patrons lavishly wine and dine their chosen dancers in hopes of gaining personal favors behind the scenes. Wheeldon’s vast, genre-spanning, narratively intricate ballet requires stretching beyond classical boundaries with more sweeping, dramatic movements—and every dancer to emote as if he or she were in the lead role. It’s a rich tapestry of storytelling that can only be brought to full and vivid life with a company of 39 stars—like the Joffrey today. Twenty years after making Chicago our permanent home, Swan Lake© stands out as one of the most successful ballets in Joffrey history, breaking ticket sales records and bringing in younger and more diverse audiences than ever before. As Laura Mohlzan of the Chicago Tribune observed, “Witnessing our home troupe’s sensitive performance…produced a thunderclap of civic pride.”

The Joffrey Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.© Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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LIVING ART: ACADEMY

ACADEMY

Dance lives tomorrow in those who learn it today From a child’s first lesson to a teenager who aspires to dance professionally, from Chicago and from around the world, people come to the Joffrey Academy of Dance to bring dance into their lives. Since opening our studio doors in 2009, we have grown into Chicago’s home for ballet education and one of the premier academies in the world—and our students reached new heights of performance and international acclaim this year. Joffrey Academy Trainees. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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Named Outstanding School for the third time by the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest international student ballet competition, the Joffrey Academy of Dance also saw several students win first and second prizes in this year’s classical and contemporary categories. Our Academy graduates are the faces of tomorrow’s dance companies, bringing our boldness and diversity to stages around the world and to audiences in Chicago—where they now comprise a quarter of the Joffrey’s Company.

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Academy students continued to bring their talents to life for today’s audiences while pushing our art forward. On New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center stage, our trainees and newly-minted Joffrey Studio Company captivated new and larger audiences than ever, while our expanded Winning Works program at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art produced powerful new works from three ascendant ALAANA (African, Latino, Asian, Arab, and Native American) choreographers.

CLASSES OFFERED EACH WEEK

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SUMMER PROGRAMS

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ADVANCED ACADEMY TRAINEES AND STUDIO COMPANY MEMBERS

The Joffrey Academy of Dance has grown into Chicago’s home for ballet education and one of the premier academies in the world.

Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee, Taylor Fikes. Photo by Susan Reyman.

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Even as we push forward, we lived our commitment to open Joffrey Tower to everyone who loves dance, regardless of age or ability. With more than 1,000 students in classes ranging from ballet to hip hop to tap and even yoga, this year brought more Chicagoans than ever into our studios to experience world-class dance education. And with 158 classes per week, our dance programs thrive year-round. The joy and discipline a dancer learns in a single class can last a lifetime. Only a few short years after offering its first classes, our Academy is bringing dance into hundreds of lives each year—and ensuring a vibrant future for dance across the world.

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LIVING ART: ACADEMY

LIVING ART

Dance is a living conversation For Stephanie Martinez, dance is an ongoing conversation—between choreographers and dancers, artists and audiences—and every movement is an opportunity to draw audiences into new imaginative worlds and intimately connect them to the experiences of others. It is an art with the power to foreground new perspectives, to challenge and transform the way we see the world, and to tell stories that are not often heard or seen— including hers. Originally a contemporary dancer who began her career with River North Dance Chicago, Stephanie added ballet to her vocabulary at age 19 as a foundation for growth and exploration. Since transitioning from dancer to choreographer in 2009 with her acclaimed debut AviMar, she has rapidly emerged as a creative force in the dance world. Winning Works choreographer, Stephanie Martinez.

2015 WINNING WORKS CHOREOGRAPHERS Jennifer Archibald Abdul Latif Stephanie Martinez

The Joffrey Ballet was delighted to select Stephanie as part of our Winning Works program, created five years ago to recognize emerging ALAANA (African, Latino, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists. An opportunity to share perspectives and talents that too often go overlooked, this year’s Winning Works recognized three new choreographers and expanded to three sold-out performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on March 7 and 8. Stephanie’s Winning Works piece told the story of her time as a dancer and choreographer in New York City through a series of individual relationships, building toward an open exploration of urban life and the daily pulse of the city. Yet as much as the experience was a chance to share her story, the opportunity to lead and mentor dancers proved even more meaningful for Stephanie. “It’s really important that women’s voices are heard—not just in choreography, but in everything,” Stephanie says. Ultimately, she sees a dance world that needs more diverse perspectives, particularly in leadership positions—and Winning Works as part of the solution. “The Joffrey gave me everything I needed,” she says of her experience. “Winning Works was a launching point for me.”

Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainees performing Stephanie Martinez’s Non è Normale. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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LIVING ART: COMMUNIT Y

COMMUNITY

“Whether it’s a shy child leading warm-ups or the grin that breaks out when a student masters a difficult step, in every class I see the ways dance can shape attitude, perspective, and communication for the better.” — Erica Lynette Edwards, Director of Community Engagement

What we learn from dance, we learn for life

5,000+ STUDENTS SERVED

#1

LARGEST PROVIDER OF DANCE PROGRAMS IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

100% OF EXELON STROBEL STEP-UP PROGRAM’S GRADUATING SENIORS ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE

Focus. Perseverance. Collaboration. Self-expression with self-discipline. When children learn to dance, they are not just memorizing steps—they are learning skills that can change their attitudes, their outlooks, their lives. In 1996, we created our Community Engagement Program to give all of Chicago’s children an opportunity to dance. And this past year, we created more opportunities for them than ever before. Nearly 600 Chicago Public School students now participate in our classes, beginning with the Lemonis Bridge Program, which introduces children to the basics of classical ballet. The new Dance Exploration program, created this year, builds on that foundation, giving students in grades 3–5 the opportunity to try Latin, jazz, African, and hip hop dance to see where their skills and interests lie. In 2014–2015, we also replicated our Middle School Dance Clubs at the high school level—our first Community Engagement Program specifically for 9th–12th grade students. With a program that now serves every grade level, we are able to create opportunities for students of all levels. We also expanded our impact beyond the classroom. More than 500 Chicago Public School students now participate in our school-based programs and students from 70 Chicagoland schools attended our student matinee performances of The Nutcracker. Our 20 for 20! program, developed to celebrate our anniversary with our community, led to new performance opportunities for students and new partnerships with community organizations across Chicago, from schools and museums to the Chicago Park District. In our 20th Anniversary year, we are fully living our vision to bring dance to people in every neighborhood of Chicago. Today, we are one of the largest dance education programs in Chicago’s schools, especially where arts programs are lean and cost is a barrier. Many students from our Community Engagement programs have been given full scholarships to the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Twenty years after the Joffrey came to Chicago, we have become more than an integral institution in the city’s art scene—we are an integral part of Chicago.

The Joffrey Ballet’s Community Engagement Program students. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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LIVING ART: COMMUNIT Y

LIVING ART

Bringing the power of dance to the people of Chicago From Buckingham Fountain to the Field Museum, family dance workshops at the Auditorium Theatre to the city’s first Halloween Gathering Parade—20 for 20! brought the power of dance to the people of Chicago. To mark our 20th anniversary in Chicago, the Joffrey undertook a citywide initiative to bring dance beyond our studios, our partner schools, and the Auditorium Theatre and into our city. Executed over the course of a year, our 20 for 20! program featured more than 20 pop-up performances, lectures, and workshops in our communities. Community Engagement students at Garfield Park Conservatory. Photo by Erica Lynette Edwards.

We developed 20 for 20! to celebrate our history—but in mission, in spirit, and in practice, it represents everything we want for the Joffrey’s future.

Exelon Strobel Step-Up Dancers performing at the 2015 Spring Gala. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

Our identity as an American ballet company has always meant creating dance and cultivating dancers that reflect America—and 20 for 20! gave us a unique opportunity to live that mission as we partnered with organizations of all types in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Teens from our Exelon Strobel Step-Up Program performed at the Garfield Park Conservatory, in Millennium Park, for a peace rally at Bronzeville’s K.L.E.O. Community Center, and with the Neolea Hellenic Dancers at the Field Museum’s Greeks exhibit, among many other venues. Our teaching artists held community classes at Rebuild’s Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative and master classes at Joffrey Tower, giving adults throughout the city the opportunity to learn everything from traditional African dance to hip hop to Bollywood dance. Lectures were held at Randolph Elementary School and Harold Washington College for collegiate dance instructors to speak to interested students about what it takes to major in dance and pursue a career in the field. We developed 20 for 20! to celebrate our history—but in mission, in spirit, and in practice, 20 for 20! is everything we want for the Joffrey’s future. This is how we can make dance live in every community throughout Chicago— and it’s only the beginning.

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LIVING ART: REALIZING NEW VISIONS

LIVING ART

A gift that opens a world of possibilities The language of dance is as expressive and alive as the spoken word, animating stories and characters with physicality and immediacy, making every twist and turn a dazzling display and a deeply felt experience. That unique power to tell stories with passion and athleticism is what initially captivated Josef Lakonishok. Growing up in Israel, Josef had always admired the beauty, rigor, and teamwork he saw in his favorite soccer teams. And when his wife Margot—“a sophisticated lady,” in Josef’s loving words— introduced him to ballet, he found that same power and grace drawing him in.

Margot and Josef Lakonishok. Photo by Dan Rest.

“The Lakonishoks’ philanthropy opens up a world of possibilities, keeping ballet alive for audiences today and bringing the Joffrey forward on the world’s stage.” — Greg Cameron, Executive Director

The two soon began to attend performances at every opportunity, in every city they visited. Yet when he first moved to Chicago, Josef was surprised to find the Auditorium Theatre half-empty during Joffrey performances. That has all changed over the last decade, thanks to the support of donors like him and the 2007 arrival of Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. “I don’t think anybody did so much in such a short period of time as Ashley,” Josef says. “The dancers are better and stronger. The choreographers are the best in the world.” And now the Joffrey can continue to boldly advance, thanks to the generosity of donors like the Lakonishoks. In 2014, Josef and Margot made a three-year commitment to support the Joffrey’s vision of producing new, relevant, and exciting story ballets that resonate with audiences today: modern takes on the timeless stories and sweeping classics audiences have always loved. “Artistically, the support has allowed me to say, ‘Yes, we can do these things’—things that push the company forward,” Wheater says. The Lakonishoks’ philanthropy is opening up a world of possibilities: a Bollywood-inspired La Bayadère, a Romeo & Juliet set amid the war-torn swirl of fascist Italy, a Swan Lake© steeped in the glamor and politics of the 19th-century Paris Opera Ballet, and new commissions created just for Chicago. It’s a way to keep ballet alive for audiences today, and another step forward on the world’s stage for The Joffrey Ballet.

Christopher Wheeldon in rehearsal. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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LIVING ART: FINANCES

LIVING ART: FINANCES

2014–2015 Revenue $7,292,351 PERFORMANCE

$5,242,610 CONTRIBUTIONS

2014–2015 Expenses

The Joffrey celebrated many successes in FY 2015—including a year of strong financial results. A surplus of $3.9 million was generated thanks to generous contributions to the annual fund and strategic initiatives, recordbreaking attendance at Joffrey productions, and increased Joffrey Academy of Dance enrollment. Included in this surplus are contributions totaling $1.3 million for the organization’s permanent endowment, The Rudolf Nureyev Fund at The Joffrey Ballet and, thanks to the generosity of the Joffrey Board of Directors, $1 million for the establishment of a cash reserve for operations.

$10,282,495 PERFORMANCE

$1,865,789

“Joffrey management continues to focus its resources on programs—$0.88 of each dollar of expense was used toward Joffrey productions, Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.”

MARKETING — Kathleen Hechinger, Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer

1% 1%

$2,303,128 JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE

JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE

6%

$1,643,158

37% 8%

$19,847,760

$1,612,887

TOTAL REVENUE

SPECIAL EVENTS

IN-KIND AND OTHER

6%

9%

$629,248

$15,974,371

SUPPORTING

COMMUNIT Y ENGAGEMENT

27%

3% 2%

FUNDRAISING

$460,169

12%

ENDOWMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

$263,232

4%

$917,411

8%

TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED CONTRIBUTIONS

$1,272,937

$1,457,814

TOTAL EXPENSES 12% 64%

$361,445 COSTS AND DIRECT BENEFITS TO DONORS RELATED TO SPECIAL EVENTS

$217,457 COMMUNIT Y ENGAGEMENT

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LIVING ART: EVENTS

EVENTS

Swan Lake Luncheon ©

SWAN LAKE LUNCHEON

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NUTCRACKER FAMILY DINNER SPRING GALA

Nutcracker Family Dinner

Spring Gala

Ellie Forman, Victoria Jaiani, Ashley Wheater, and Kathleen Henson. Photo by Barry Brecheisen.

Jessica Steffensen, Liz Sharp, Laura Ferris Anderson, and Maggie Scheyer. Photo by Dan Rest.

Liz Sharp, Elizabeth Yntema, and Noren Ungaretti. Photo by Dan Rest.

ELLIE FORMAN AND KATHLEEN HENSON CO-CHAIRS

LAURA FERRIS ANDERSON, MAGGIE SCHEYER, AND JESSICA STEFFENSEN CO-CHAIRS

NOREN UNGARETTI AND ELIZABETH YNTEMA CO-CHAIRS

The Swan Lake© Luncheon held on October 1, 2014 at RPM Steak featured “Stories of a Leading Swan”— an intimate conversation with leading Joffrey artist Victoria Jaiani, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, and Hedy Weiss, Theater and Dance Critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. More than 200 guests joined The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board as they celebrated the upcoming Joffrey premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.© Sponsor Walgreens

The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet hosted the Nutcracker Family Dinner on December 7, 2014. More than 450 guests attended the matinee performance of Robert Joffrey’s Nutcracker followed by fun activity stations, lively entertainment, and a delicious family-style dinner in the ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua. Nutcracker Prince Sponsor JPMorgan Chase Clara Sponsors Alicia, Molly, Brooke, and Maeve Mullen Ritz Spitz Land of Sweets Sponsor Wrigley, A Subsidiary of Mars Inc.

The Spring Gala, celebrating the Joffrey’s 20th anniversary in Chicago, was held on April 17, 2015 and featured a private performance at the Cadillac Palace Theatre followed by an elegant dinner and dancing at the Chicago Hilton. More than 850 guests celebrated the artistry, innovation, and transformation of the company since it arrived in Chicago in 1995. Presenting Sponsor BMO Private Bank Evening Sponsors Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, Fred Eychaner, Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson Premier Grand Benefactor Sponsors Abbott, Allstate Insurance Company, Sandy and Roger Deromedi, Anne Kaplan, Natoma Partners, Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson with Mayer Brown LLP

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LIVING ART: DONORS

DONORS

Donors CORPOR ATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

The Marvin and Elaine Gottlieb Family Foundation

$500,000+

Macy’s

Alphawood Foundation Chicago

Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.

$100,000–$499,999

The Edward and Lucy R Minor Family Foundation

Abbott Fund

Nuveen Investments, Inc.

BMO Private Bank

Prince Charitable Trusts

Athletico Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers

The Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

Chicago Athletic Clubs

Sage Foundation

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation

The Bill and Orli Staley Foundation

Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust

United Airlines Foundation

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.

The Wallace Foundation

The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation JW Marriott The Anne and Burt Kaplan Fund of The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

Walgreens

William Blair & Co. LLC

$10,000–$24,999

The Northern Trust Company

William Wrigley Jr. Company

Anonymous

The Palmer House Hilton

Baxter International Inc.

Jerome Robbins Foundation and Trust

Bessemer Trust The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation

The Satter Foundation

Burberry

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Jane Ellen Murray Foundation The Julius N. Frankel Foundation Natoma Partners LLC The Shubert Foundation Townsend Family Foundation United Airlines Wells Fargo $25,000–$49,999

Anonymous Abbott

Greg Cameron and Mary B. Galvin at the Swan Lake© Luncheon. Photo by Barry Brecheisen.

Nordstrom, Inc.

NIB Foundation

$50,000–$99,999

CDCT Land Company LLC JPMorgan Chase The Colmar Foundation The Hattie A. & Marie V. Fatz Foundation Sonja & Conrad Fischer Foundation Grubhub, Inc. Lee G. Hall Foundation IRI Worldwide ITW James S. Kemper Foundation

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Foundation Sacks Family Foundation Dr. Scholl Foundation Searle Family Trust The Service Club of Chicago Shea Family Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Skylark Foundation Tampico Beverages U.S. Bank Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation Weston Foundation

Kovler Family Foundation

Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet

Lee G. Hall Foundation

Workiva

Lefkofsky Family Foundation Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation

$7,500–$9,999

Mayer Brown LLP

Fifth Third Bank

The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

John R. Halligan Charitable Fund

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc.

GCM Grovesnor

Negaunee Foundation Ltd

The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation

Allstate Insurance Company Bill Bass Foundation The Brinson Foundation DeSantis Foundation Exelon

John Mark Giragosian in Val Caniparoli’s Incantations. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

Illinois Arts Council

$5,000–$7,499

The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation Butler Family Foundation de Grisogono Inc. Fortune Brands, Inc. The Irving Harris Foundation Hasbro, Inc. 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 Ventana Charitable Foundation $2,500–$4,999

Anonymous

Anonymous Harry F. Chaddick and Elaine Chaddick Foundation Inc. Citicorp North America, Inc. Crowe Horwath DHR International, Inc. Kirkland and Ellis LLP

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LIVING ART: DONORS

Donors CORPOR ATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT $2,500–$4,999 (continued)

LIVING ART: DONORS

The Law Offices of Elizabeth D. Sharp, P.C.

Mr. and Mrs. John K. MacLeod

Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Meers

Network for Good

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Minier

Helen H. Melchior

New Prospect Foundation

Lannan Foundation

Sheehan Partners

Ms. Mary Swietnicki and Mr. Adam Mortara

Legacy

Stearns Family Charitable Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Mullen

Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC

Mary and John Raitt

RBC Wealth Management

The Sue and Melvin Gray Foundation

Nathan Tannenbaum Foundation, Inc.

Tengelsen Family Foundation

Glenn Richter and Danielle Lutz Richter

Tory Burch

Julie and Kevin J. Rochford

The Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation Tawani Foundation Tengelson Family Foundation The George Washington University Inn Hilary and Barry Weinstein Family Charitable Foundation $1,500–$2,499

Anonymous Margaret S. & Philip D. Block, Jr. Family Foundation

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe

Ms. Rose L. Shure

Ms. Kay S. Butler and Mr. Rhett W. Butler

Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva Mr. and Mrs. Orin Steinhaus

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fields Chip and Tiffany Flannagan Ms. Sue-Gray Goller

Ms. Pamela Conant

Mr. Irving Stenn, Jr.

Anastasia and Gary Gutting

Ms. Sandra Vitantonio and Mr. Tilden Cummings

Brian Van Klompenberg and Jen Kurth

Dr. and Mrs. Alan G. Harris Mr. Richard Hokin

Mr. and Mrs. William Farley

Kevin and Ellen Van Wart

Katherine and Richard Freiburger

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Warner

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Holson III

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Gracias Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Greenberg

Ms. Melinda Jakovich and Mr. Lucien Lagrange

$2,500–$4,999

Kathryn and Bruce Johnson

Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Aalbregtse

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher G. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs T. Eric Kilcollin

Mr. Jeffrey Kerr

Fred Eychaner

Ms. Courtney C. Shea

Emily Strobel Amiet and Michael Amiet

Sonia Florian

Mr. and Mrs. Erik A. Steffensen Dr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Tatar

Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Babcock, Sr.

Deej and Hunter Leggitt

Anne Kaplan

Dr. Lynda Lane and Ben Lane-Korn Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lasky

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Beidler III

Ms. Susan Lichtenstein and Mr. John Rokacz

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Weston

Ms. Jani Lesko and Mr. David Moes

Ms. Carolyn Blessing

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Litwin

Ms. Amanda Williamson and Mr. Matthew Johnson

Mr. Gerald F. Carter

Mr. and Mrs. Alec Litowitz

Pam Crutchfield

Ms. Leslie A. Logsdon and Mr. Duncan S. Bourne

Jim and SuAnne Lopata

Dr. John Dainauskas

$7,500–$9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Cary J. Malkin

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dettmann

John R. Menninger

Anonymous

Keith and Anne Moffat

Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson

Ms. Ellen Distelheim and Mr. Richard Tannenbaum

Mr. and Mrs. Jess E. Merten

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Murphy

Ms. Pamela G. Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Terence Donnelly

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Miller

Kevin and Annee Phillips

Ms. Claire Douglass

Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Moss

Victoria Poindexter

Mr. and Mrs. John Dugan

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Notz, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rasmus

Ms. Maia Dunkel

Linda Curtis O’Bannon, M.D.

Beth Levine and Marcus Lemonis at the Spring Gala. Photo by Dan Rest.

$100,000–$499,999

Sandy and Roger Deromedi Pamella Roland DeVos and Daniel DeVos

Marcus Lemonis and Beth Levine

Margot and Josef Lakonishok

The Holzer Family Foundation

Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill

Dr. Morris A. & Celia F. Kaplan Foundation

$50,000–$99,999

KPW Family Foundation

Mary Jo and Doug Basler

Liam Ventures, Inc.

Marc and Sharen Berman

RR Donnelley & Sons Co.

Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner

$25,000–$49,999

Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt

Mrs. Audre M. Carlin

Mr. and Mrs. S. Cody Engle

Joyce Chelberg

Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel Mrs. Lucy Minor Mr. and Mrs. John Patience

Mr. and Mrs. F. Conrad Fischer Dana Hokin Garvey and Robert Garvey

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Walter

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Smith, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hartstein

Paul Chasnoff and Joe Hopper

Odele and Brent Hawkins

Bill and Orli Staley

Mrs. Christine Du Boulay Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Hildy

Ms. Rita Spitz and Mr. David Blears

Richard and Mary L. Gray

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hoeflich

Sherry Guthrie

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Hoffmann

Michael and Jennifer Larsen

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald V. Waters III Mr. and Mrs. Miles D. White

Mr. Jay Franke and Mr. David Herro

$10,000–$24,999

Stephen Reiss and Rena Hozore Reiss

Mr. and Mrs. David Abbott

Anonymous (3)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurley Ms. Una C. Jackman

James D. McDonough

Colleen Loughlin and John Sirek

Mr. George Jewell

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Schmalzl

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Klaeser

Lisa Silverberg and Jim Challenger

Mr. and Mrs. William Adams IV

Ms. Laura Kofoid and Mr. David Ricci

Ms. Jeanette Stevens

Pamela and Russ Strobel Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Townsend

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Allen

Jonathan and Sally Kovler

William & Joan Brodsky Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Appel

Liz Stiffel

Jane Ellen Murray and Edwin Wentz

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Langan

Mr. Daniel Asher

Ms. Courtney A. Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Langdon

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Heestand Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Barlow

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ungaretti

Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson

Ms. Nancy Gottlieb Bauer

Mr. and Mrs. Zachary D. Lazar, Jr.

Ashley Wheater and Brian Johnson

Ms. Sarah Beardsley

Liz and Eric Lefkofsky

Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. Buntrock

Ms. Elizabeth A. Liebman

J & H James Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Kristopher N. Atzeff

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Hokin

Frankel Family Foundation

Amsted Industries Foundation

Ms. Jamee C. Field and Mr. Michael Kane

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shaffer

Janet W. and Robert A. Helman

Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun

A.R.T. League, Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. David L. Faulk

Mr. and Mrs. David Sensibar

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Sharp

Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation

$1,000–$1,499

Dr. Eric C. Schieber

Bert and Joanie Reynolds

Dr. and Mrs. Whitney W. Addington

$500,000+

Susan and Richard Kiphart

The William F. O’Connor Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Scheyer

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Caterpillar Inc.

Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund

Mr. Jeffrey C. Rubenstein

Donors

$5,000–$7,499

Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Stewart

Cheryle and Joel Williamson, Elizabeth Yntema, and Noren Ungaretti at the Spring Gala. Photo by Bob Carl.

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LIVING ART: DONORS

Donors

Dana Shepard Treister and Dr. Michael Roy Treister

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. L. Bogan, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher

Mr. and Mrs. Jason J. Tyler

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Vail, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. David W. Bomier

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Finder Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Forman

Mr. Keith and Dr. Annabelle Volgman

$2,500–$4,999 (continued)

Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Weinstein

Ms. Evelyn Bosenberg

Mr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Pinsky Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Plonsker Ms. D. Elizabeth Price and Mr. Lou Yecies Carol Prins and John Hart Mrs. Jennifer Ross and Stephen Ross Susan and David Ruder Richard and Ellen Sandor

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wells IV Diana and Stuart Widman Ms. Rebecca Wight Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Zentner $1,500–$2,499

Anonymous (3) Greg Albiero Evelyn R. Alter

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonner Dr. Audrey Bromberger and Mr. John Birmingham Mr. Anthony Bruck Mrs. Carolyn Bucksbaum Mr. and Mrs. Allan E. Bulley III Dr. and Mrs. John E. Burke Mary Kay Mudd Bushonville and Art Bushonville Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Callahan, Jr.

Arthur L. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Frankel Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Geifman Ms. Susan Goodenow Mr. and Mrs. James Gootee Ms. Margo Kapor and Mr. Burt Gordon Sue and Melvin Gray

Maureen Dwyer Smith, Zach Lazar, and Abby M. O’Neil at the Swan Lake Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Dan Rest.

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Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Grosch Mr. and Mrs. John E. Gross

Ms. Donna M. LaPietra and Mr. William Kurtis

Marjorie Habermann

Mr. Glen W. Anderson

Ms. Wendy Lynn Chronister and Mr. Peter Rogers

Patty Perkins Andringa

Mrs. Mia Connolly

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Heick

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Aron

Lawrence Corry

Ms. Patricia Hendrick

Mr. and Mrs. Brett August

Ms. Dale Coudert

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Henson

Anne and Mark Bagan

The Hunckler Family

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Heintz

Mr. and Mrs. John Bakalar

Keith and Elizabeth Crow

Ms. Janet Surkin and Mr. Robert Stillman

Ms. Cynthia Ballew and Mr. Michael Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D’Ancona

Sarai Hoffman and Stephen Pratt

Mrs. Mimi De Castro

Marci and Ronald Holzer

Daniel Harold Lome

Cheryl Tama Oblander and Scott Oblander

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Barber

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald DeSanto

Mr. William Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Loquercio

Mr. and Mrs. Erich W. Tengelsen

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bess

Leon and Mary Deutsch

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Kaplan

Ms. Kathy MacDonald

Ms. Wendy Eager

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Karaba

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tilton

Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Block III

Lois and Stephen Eisen

Mr. Dennis D. Kendzora

Elizabeth Marcus and Ira Marcus

Terry Schwartz Ms. Dawn Stanislaw Ms. Emily Heisley Stoeckel and Mr. Kevin Stoeckel David and Carol Stone Dr. Lauren Streicher and Mr. Jason Brett

Mr. Donald H. Bittner Gary and Linda Blumenshine

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferraro

Ms. Casey Hanley

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Lawson III Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Leemputte Ms. Karen LeFrak Dr. Richard E. Leithiser Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Levy Dr. Richard Levy Ms. Beth A. Loeb

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Marks Dr. and Mrs. McKay McKinnon Mr. and Mrs. Rich Melman Mr. William F. Myers Mrs. Joanna E. Norcross Ken Norgan Lee and Sharon Oberlander Mrs. William F. O’Connor Ms. Sheila O’Grady and Mr. Dan Duffy Mrs. Erin Ohlms

MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend, and Anne Kaplan at the Unique Voices Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Dan Rest.

Ms. Deone G. Jackman

Ms. Debbie Wang

Ms. Kennie James

Mr. Tom Weil

Ms. Lucille McIntyre Jewett

Olga Weiss and George Honig

Ms. Cynthia Kalnow

Stuart Widman

Ms. Wendy Krimins

Joyce and Richard Wippman

Mr. Thomas O. Kuhns

Diane and Lawrence Zalusky

James Clark and Christina Labate

William Ziemann

Lew and Laurie Leibowitz

$1,000–$1,499

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Leiden

Anonymous (2)

Ms. Sherren Leigh

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rice

Mr. and Mrs. Keene Harwood Addington III

Judith Lennox

Mr. Peter Rogers

Denise L. Ashurst

Ms. Courtney Rosen

Ms. Suzette Bernstein

Dr. Mark Lundell Mr. and Mrs. E. Barry Mansur

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rosenbloom

Mr. Thomas Berry

Heather Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Block

Ms. Lisa M. Mezzetti

Ms. Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Mr. William Wolf

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Murley

A. Sue Samuels

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Brodsky

Mr. Gerald Nowak

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Schink

Ms. Sophia P. Bross

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schwartz

Ms. Mary Patricia Burns

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shannon

Mr. C. Cabell Chinnis, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sheridan

Mrs. John C. Colman

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Silverman

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. DelGrande

Mr. Thomas Rehwaldt and Mrs. Hallie Blanchard Rehwaldt

Ms Adrianne Rotfeld Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rudy Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ryan

Thomas G. Sinkovic Craig Sirles Marilyn Slattery Mr. and Mrs. Gerard C. Smetana Mrs. Kathy Kalesperis Smith and Mr. Dion Grimes Smith Ms. Patricia Creed Smith

Ms. Kyriakoula Demopoulos Ms. Amina J. Dickerson Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dowd Mr. and Mrs. William Dutton Ms. Sheryl L. Dyer Mr. James Elliott Albert and Suzanne Friedman

Mr. Jonathan F. Orser Ms. Sandy Lee Pokuta Ms. Mary Prescott Lisa and Seth Prostic Donald H. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reid Mr. and Mrs. W. Robert Reum Ms. Carol J. Roberts Ms. Leticia Rodriguez-Marsico Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Ross Mr. and Mrs. David W. Ruttenberg Ms. Linda Scheuplein

Ms. Jacqueline Griesdorn

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Selander

Dr. Joel Guillory

Ms. Anne Shonk

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hahn

Mrs. Veronica Siegel

Ms. Joan M. Hall and Mr. George J. Cotsirilos

Ms. Patricia J. Simpson

Patricia and O.J. Heestand

Ms. Diane Smith

Ms. Kristie Paskvan

Dr. and Mrs. David Song

Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone and Mr. Christopher Novak

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Stanley

Mr. Michael Payette Ms. Carol G. Pollock

Dr. Audrey Tatar and Dr. Michael Breser

Ms. Maya Polsky and Mr. Nicolas Bridon

Mr. and Mrs. Erich W. Tengelsen

Michael C. Henkel

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Posner

Mr. Dick Hoffman and Ms. Beth Treacy

Mr. Richard Hoffman

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Tuber

Mr. Robert Newman

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic M. Seegal

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Smithburg

Ms. Jocelyn M. Stoller

Mr. and Mrs. Yung Bong Lim

Astra Gamsjaeger

Mrs. John R. Pacholick

Ms. Bonnie Price and Mr. Jack Hirsch

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Ihrig

Mr. Donald Walther

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grinage Ms. Polly E. Kintzel

Christopher Olson and Charlene Huang Olson

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Higgins Alan J. Hommerding and Robert K. Personett

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Singerman Mr. and Mrs. Neele E. Stearns, Jr. Ms. Denise Stefan Ginascol and Mr. John Ginascol Patricia F. Sternberg

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Donors INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

The Deromedi Family Adam and Merritt DeWitt

$1,000–$1,499 (continued)

Ms. Lauren D.W. Tatar and Mr. Scott Borstein

Deb Engle

Mr. John Walcher Ms. Vanya Weglarz Dia and Edward Weil Mr. and Mrs. Brett Zbikowski

Memorial Gifts

GREG CAMERON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Joffrey shares Rudolf Nureyev’s commitment to storytelling, through works of the past and compelling new works of today.

Christine DuBoulay Ellis Fred Eychaner Shelley and Bill Farley The Fiala Family Juliana Forest Jay Franke Yumelia Garcia John Mark Giragosian Sue-Gray Goller Janet Helman

Mr. Gerald Arpino

Jerri and David Hoffmann

Debbie Beitler

The Holzer Family

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bensen

Bernice Horwitch

Terry Borkan

Jackie Jaffe

Nora Brown

Jenn Jansma

Dr. Herbert H. Cibul

The Joffrey Ballet Company

Gloria Josephine Cinelli

Brian Johnson

Sam and Katherine DeDakis

Anne Kaplan

Shirley Gleason Dillon

Abbe Kaye

Eric Eatherly

Dr. Lynda Lane

Bruce Goers

Elly Laser

Margie Golden Jean Hillbruner

Helen Melchior

Wesley L. Humphrey Burt Kaplan

The staff of North Shore School of Dance

Dr. David Kipper

Marilyn O’ Connor

Mary Lou McCollum

Diane Patience

Susie Rubenstein

Ibby Pinsky

James J. Scott

Aaron Rogers

Eleanor Schulz

Bennett Rosenberg

Elaine Sticca

Geri Rosenfeld

Rose Stein

Emily Rostlund

Walter F. Tama

Bruce Sagan

Mr. Arvin Williams

Saul Sanders

Shauna Montgomery

Maggie and Nina Scheyer

Sandy and Roger Deromedi at the Spring Gala. Photo by Dan Rest.

Rita Spitz

Dr. and Mrs. David L. Faulk

Marilyn Slattery

Mrs. Patricia H. Gerber

Carol Stone

Mr. Michael Goldberger

The Stone Family

Barbara and John Henigbaum

Jocelyn Stoller

Mr. Richard Higginbotham

Pam and Russ Strobel

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Holzer

Dr. Arnold Tater

Ms. Darlene Johnson

Jon Teeuwissen

Mr. Stuart Kane

Joyce and Dick Wippman

Ms. Linda Levey

Ashley Wheater

Mr. John McAllister

Kim White

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moffat

Elizabeth Yntema

Drs. Bill and Elaine Moor

Jianhong Zhou

Mrs. Jane Ellen Murray and Mr. Edwin R. Wentz

Tribute Gifts

Angelica and Gabriella Schildwachter

Mary Jo Basler

Elizabeth Sharp

Fern Batchko

Willy Shives

Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Babcock, Sr.

Annie Blum

Emma Sidari

Mr. D. Jeffrey Baddeley

Jamie and Miranda Borka Jillisa Brittan

Brian Smith and Geyer Morford

Mr. Paul Chasnoff and Mr. Joe Hopper

Greg Cameron

Scott Speck

Mrs. Christine Du Boulay Ellis

Star Society

Mr. Jonathan F. Orser Mr. and Mrs. Orin Steinhaus Ms. Elisabeth W. Szegho Ms. Marilyn J. Ward Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Widman Mrs. Anna Mary Zarrelli

RUDOLF NUREYEV

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Vieregg

A S H L E Y W H E AT E R ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Ms. Grace Duffy J. Elise Edwards

Mr. Robert Veasey

THANKS TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE DONORS LISTED, we established our first permanent endowment, The Rudolf Nureyev Fund at The Joffrey Ballet, for the creation, production, and performance of full length story ballets.

Photo by Herbert Migdoll.

DON QUIXOTE Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation Sonia Florian Susan and Richard Kiphart Nancy and Sanfred Koltun NIB Foundation Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation SLEEPING BEAUTY Marc and Sharen Berman Stephen Reiss and Rena Hozore Reiss Pamela and Russ Strobel GISELLE Mary Jo and Doug Basler Sandy and Roger Deromedi Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Holson III Jane Ellen Murray Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson LES SYLPHIDES Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Allen Patty Perkins Andringa Carolyn A. Blessing Torrence Boone and Ted Chapin Robyn Bowland Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Victor Cassidy and Donna Hapac Paul Chasnoff and Joe Hopper Ms. Jaime-Clare Colvin and Mr. Nicholas Colvin DeVries Fine Arts International Inc. Julia R. Doherty Mrs. Christine Du Boulay Ellis Deborah G. Engle Mr. and Mrs. William Farley Mr. and Mrs. F. Conrad Fischer Chip and Tiffany Flannagan Dana Hokin Garvey and Robert Garvey Dr. and Mrs. Alan G. Harris Kathleen and Mark Hechinger Sarai Hoffman and Stephen Pratt Una C. Jackman Brian Johnson and Ashley Wheater Anne Kaplan

Julie and Guy Lakonishok Mr. and Mrs. Zachary D. Lazar, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Barry Litwin Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation James D. McDonough Judy and John MacLeod Coco and Ethan Meers Jess and Amanda Merten Barbara and Jonathan Moss Wendy Nicholson Thomas J. O’Keefe Victoria Poindexter and Joseph Gaynor Carol G. Pollock Jeffrey C. Rubenstein Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Dr. Eric C. Schieber Terry Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Sharp Courtney C. Shea Ms. Rita Spitz and Mr. David Blears

Dawn M. Stanislaw Jeanette Stevens Cheryl Tama Oblander and Scott Oblander Dr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Tatar Courtney A. Thompson Townsend Family Foundation Dana Shepard Treister and Dr. Michael Roy Treister Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Warner Olga Weiss and George Honig Amanda Williamson and Matthew Johnson Sallie Wilson Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin William Ziemann Simone Zurawski as of June 30, 2015

Rudolf Nureyev from L’Apres-midi d’un faune, performed with The Joffrey Ballet, 1979

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LIVING ART: SEASON

Joffrey Ballet 2014–2015 Season

Sponsors SEASON SPONSORS

Abbott Fund Alphawood Foundation Chicago

Stories in Motion

Unique Voices

NIB Foundation

SEPTEMBER 18–21, 2014

New Work Presenting Sponsor

Prodigal Son Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Maninyas Choreography by Stanton Welch Music by Ross Edwards

Lilac Garden Choreography by Antony Tudor Music by Ernest Chausson

The Man in Black Choreography by James Kudelka Music by Johnny Cash

RAkU Choreography by Yuri Possokhov Music by Shinji Eshima

Tulle Choreography by Alexander Ekman Music by Mikael Karlsson

Swan Lake

New Works

The Anne and Burt Kaplan Fund of the Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation SEASON PARTNERS Official Provider of Physical Therapy

Athletico

Official Airline

United Airlines Official Hotel

FEBRUARY 11–22, 2015

JW Marriott

Official Healthclub

Chicago Athletic Clubs

OCTOBER 15–26, 2014

STORIES IN MOTION SPONSORS

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Presenting Sponsor

Alphawood Foundation Chicago Prodigal Son Production Sponsor

The Nutcracker

Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner

DECEMBER 5–28, 2014

RAkU Production Sponsor

Jane Ellen Murray Foundation Lilac Garden performances dedicated to Audre M. Carlin

Ashley Wheater and Sonia Florian at the New Works Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Dan Rest.

SWAN LAKE © SPONSORS

UNIQUE VOICES SPONSORS

WINNING WORKS SPONSORS

COMMUNIT Y ENGAGEMENT SPONSORS

Marcus Lemonis and Beth Levine

Presenting Sponsor

Maninyas Production Sponsor

Margot and Josef Lakonishok

Bill and Orli Staley

Allstate Insurance Company

Production Sponsor

Tulle Production Sponsors

The Edward and Lucy R. Minor Family Foundation

Walgreens

NUTCRACKER SPONSORS

In Celebration of Jay Franke’s Birthday

Presenting Corporate Sponsor

National Endowment for the Arts

Presenting Sponsors

NEW WORKS SPONSORS

Wells Fargo

pamella roland

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The Chicago Community Trust

Katten Munchin Rosenman LLP

The New York Community Trust Wallace Special Projects Fund

Big Foot Media

Fox Ford Lincoln

BMO Harris

Generous support provided by the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation

Production Sponsors

Macy’s

Sole Goddess Evenfall Production Sponsor

Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson

JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE SPONSOR

Athletico

In Creases Choreography by Justin Peck Music by Philip Glass Liturgy© Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon Music by Arvo Pärt Evenfall Choreography by Nicolas Blanc Music by Max Richter Incantations Choreography by Val Caniparoli Music by Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

Polk Bros. Foundation

Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner

Presenting Sponsor

Conceived and Directed by Robert Joffrey Choreography for The Waltz of the Snowflakes and The Waltz of the Flowers after the choreography of Gerald Arpino

APRIL 22–MAY 3, 2015

Allstate Insurance Company The Crown Family GCM Grosvenor Circle of Service Foundation The Siragusa Foundation Exelon Ms. D. Elizabeth Price and Mr. Lou Yecies Trayce Griffies

RAkU Composer Shinji Eshima, Jane Ellen Murray, and Ed Wentz at the Stories in Motion Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Bob Carl.

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LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

DIRECTORS

Judith MacLeod

Mrs. Joel V. Williamson

Patty Perkins Andringa

HONOR ARY CHAIRMAN

James McDonough

Elizabeth Yntema

Mary Jo Basler

Coco Meers

Marc Berman

Jess Merten

Joan Colmar

Leslie D. Minier

Jamie-Clare Colvin

Diane Patience

Chairman of the Board

Roger Deromedi

Jeffrey C. Rubenstein

Sonia Florian Anne Kaplan

Pamella Roland DeVos

Bruce Sagan

Terence Donnelly

Eric C. Schieber, M.D.

Fred Eychaner

Carrie L. Shea

Shelley MacArthur Farley

Courtney Shea

Lorna Ferguson

Maureen Dwyer Smith

Treasurer

Chip Flannagan

Rita Spitz

Liz Sharp

Mrs. Robert W. Galvin

Women’s Board President

Dawn M. Stanislaw

Linda Chaplik Harris

Dr. Lauren Streicher

Dana Hokin Garvey

Ben Strobel

Richard Holson III

Courtney Thompson

Executive Director

Una C. Jackman

MarrGwen Townsend

Kathleen Hechinger

Guy Lakonishok

Jason J. Tyler

Assistant Treasurer

Donna M. LaPietra

Ronald V. Waters, III

Barry Litwin

Amanda Williamson

Mayor Rahm Emanuel OFFICERS

Zachary D. Lazar, Jr.

Vice Chairs

Ronald J. Allen Secretary

Adam DeWitt

Ashley Wheater Artistic Director

Greg Cameron

LIFE DIRECTORS

Grace Barry Patricia H. Gerber Joseph H. Wender PAST CHAIRPERSONS

William M. 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 † Deceased as of June 30, 2015

Greg Cameron, Liz Sharp, Ashley Wheater, and Zach Lazar at the Spring Gala. Photo by Dan Rest.

Jeraldine Mendoza in Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden. Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet Liz Sharp President

LIVING ART: LEADERSHIP

Christine Du Boulay Ellis Patti S. Eylar Jamee C. Field

1st Vice President

Lydia Fisher

Joan Colmar Helen Hall Melchior

Ellie Forman

Deborah Engle Secretary

John Walcher

Shelley MacArthur Farley

Elisabeth Adams

2nd Vice Presidents

Joffrey Auxiliary Board

JoNan Eastridge

Marilyn Slattery Constance Steinhaus

Brittany Malone

Ronald Allen

Lauren Streicher

Rees Mason

Carolyn Blessing

Cheryl Tama Oblander

Catherine Napier

Patti Eylar

Marina D.W. Tatar

Community Service Co-Chairs

Johnathan Norton

Ann Finder

Dana Shepard Treister

Carolyn Blessing Kristina Mulhall

David B. Patience

Charlie Gardner

Diana Weiss Widman

Jessica Paul

Melinda Jakovich

Olga M. Weiss

Krista C. Paulsen

Jeffrey Kerr

Susan Youdovin

Rebecca Pollick

Wendy Kilcollin

Leslie Zentner

Laurent Huefner Ragan Memmott

Astra Gamsjaeger

Treasurer

Patricia H. Gerber

Dana Hokin Garvey Leslie Logsdon

Sue-Gray Goller

Brett Jeffries Dan Patton

Members-at-Large

Donna Greenberg

Social Co-Chairs

Shawn Porter

Lynda Lane

Dora J. Aalbregtse

Mrs. Marjorie E. Habermann

Teresa Reuter

Richard Leithiser

Mrs. Keene Harwood Addington III

Mrs. Michael F. Harron

Coco Meers Ben Strobel

Snow Rutkowske

Barry Litwin

Katrina Shackelford

Helen Hall Melchior

Julie O’Donnell Allen

Odele Desmuke Hawkins

Julia Siegfriedt-Wilson

Anne Moffat

Laura Ferris Anderson

Kathleen A. Henson

Ashlee Vorachek

Barbara Moss

Mrs. James G. Andress

Mrs. John W. Higgins

Bianca Buena Yarborough

Linda O’Bannon

Annie Atzeff

Leslie S. Hindman

Peter Yi

Thomas O’Keefe

Melissa M. Babcock

Mrs. David Hoffmann

Priscilla Barlow

Sharon King Hoge

Grace Barry

Marci Holzer

Kimberly Bartuch

Sharman Thornton Hunter

Mary Jo Basler

Sonya Y. Jackson

Nancy Gottlieb Bauer

Melinda Jakovich

Kate Bensen

Candace Collins Jordan

Rebecca Besser

Anne Kaplan

Carolyn LeBlanc Blatt

Mrs. Brian Karaba

Dorothy Bousseau

Elizabeth Ann Kasten

Sophia P. Bross

Wendy Kilcollin

Marisa Bryce

Kathleen Klaeser

Suzette Bulley

Laura Kofoid

Mrs. John E. Burke

Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel

Cindy Burns

Donna M. LaPietra

Mary Patricia Burns

Whitney Lasky

Mary Kay Mudd Bushonville

Jani L. Lesko

Patsy Callahan

Kathy Corday Lidbury

Wendy Lynn Chronister

Mary Keough Lyman

Sandra Deromedi

Judith MacLeod

Kelly Dettmann

Lisa Klimley Malkin

Bonnie Deutsch

Mrs. E. Barry Mansur

Pamella Roland DeVos

Vida Marks

Merritt DeWitt

Kristina McGrath

Ellen Distelheim

Astrid A. McKinnon

Sheryl Dyer

Katie McLenaghan

Membership Co-Chairs

Marilyn Slattery, Sarai Hoffman, Courtney Shea, and Lauren Tatar at the Spring Gala. Photo by Dan Rest.

Amelia Silva

Jahna Lindsay-Jones

Lauren D.W. Tatar

Sandi Hartstein

Carol Pollock

Co-Chairs

Communications Co-Chairs

Annette N. Freyman

Samantha H. Klein

Joffrey Circle Committee K. Susan Heintz Terry Schwartz

Emily Strobel Amiet Michael Amiet

Katherine E. Freiburger

David P. Kimball Jacqueline Lentz

Chair

Katherine Fox

Hannah Goldberg

Founding Members

Jennifer Birmingham Lucy Minor

Marilyn Slattery

Diane Crary

Anne Simon Moffat

Kathy Kalesperis Smith

M. Kristina DeGuzman

Shauna Montgomery

Maureen Dwyer Smith

Ashley Edmund

Brooks Morgan

Rita Spitz

Dana Emanuel

Kerrie Kennedy Mudd

Jessica Steffensen

Katelyn Geoffrion

Linda Curtis O’Bannon, MD

Constance Steinhaus

Sheila O’Grady

Liz Stiffel

Christine Ott

Carol J. Stone

Mrs. Jay L. Owen, Jr.

Kathleen A. Swien

Mrs. John R. Pacholick

Cheryl Tama Oblander

Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman

Marina D.W. Tatar

Judith Pierpont

Jennifer Tengelsen

Ibby Pinsky

MarrGwen Townsend

Victoria Poindexter

Yolanda Tyler

D. Elizabeth Price

Margaret Unetich

Rona Radler

Noren Ungaretti

Sugar Rautbord

Kathryn Vail

Courtney Ann Rosen

Katherine Porter Veach

Camille Kearns Rudy

Victoria C. Verity

Elizabeth Dunkel Ryan

Mrs. John R. Walter

Maggie Scheyer

Ann Waters

Claudine Schramko

Heather G. Webster

Kathryn Babcock Shaffer

Mrs. Thomas E. Wells IV

Anne Shea

Pam Phillips Weston

Carrie L. Shea

Kim White

Carolyn Sheridan

Diana Weiss Widman

Ms. Veronica Siegel

Joyce M. Wippman

Amelia Silva

Elizabeth Yntema

Mrs. Howard Silverman

Leslie Zentner

Ms. Patricia J. Simpson

as of June 30, 2015

as of June 30, 2015

Dawn Stanislaw

as of June 30, 2015

Mary Ellen Pavone

Coco Meers, Erica Lynette Edwards, Ben Strobel, and Laura Ferrell at the Stories in Motion Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Bob Carl.

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LIVING ART: LEADERSHIP

Staff Ashley Wheater Artistic Director

Greg Cameron Executive Director ARTISTIC

Gerard Charles Director of Artistic Operations/ Ballet Master

Nicolas Blanc Ballet Master/Principal Coach

Graça Sales Ballet Master/Principal Coach COMPANY ADMINISTRATION AND PRODUCTION

Claude Binder Director of Production

Kirsty Mackellar Company Manager

Blair Baldwin

LIVING ART: LEADERSHIP

MUSIC

Katerina Herder

Sarai Hoffman

Scott Speck

Academy Production Manager

Chief Development Officer

Music Director

Bridget Holmes

Petrina Arneson

Paul James Lewis

Academy Associate

Derrick Agnoletti

Women’s Board Coordinator

Senior Pianist/Music Administrator

Casey Mang

Yoshihisa Arai

Student Services Manager

Amanda Assucena

Julia Doherty Director of Development

Grace Kim

Chelsea Lyman

Company Pianist

COMMUNIT Y ENGAGEMENT

Special Events Manager

Russell Vinick

Allie McCarthy

Cover Conductor

Erica Lynette Edwards

Development Assistant MARKETING

Brian Smith Chief Marketing Officer

Colene Byrd Director of Sales and Patron Services

Vicki Crain Marketing Associate

Sarah Fiala Marketing Director

Artistic and Production Business Administrator

Claire Kaiser

Katherine Selig

Herbert Migdoll Director of Special Projects

Amanda Heuermann

Maggie Miller

Stage Manager

Group Sales Manager

Marianne Marks

Casey Peek

Gregg Benkovich Shoe Manager

Kate Shattock Second Assistant

Ellie Cotey Lead Stitcher

Barbara Luchsinger Debra Schoell Stitchers

Alicja Klosek Head of Hair and Make-up

Brady Jarvis Head Electrician

Bryan Schoettle Head Carpenter

Gregg Moeller Head Props

George Paulin Sound Engineer

Marybeth Cave Assistant Electrician

Steven Lange

Director of Community Engagement

ACADEMY

A.J. Gaither

Alexei Kremnev Anna Reznik

Community Engagement Business Administrator

Academy Artistic Directors

Willy Shives Michael Smith Linda Swayze

Karine Provost Academy Managing Director

Anna Amini Communications and Relations Coordinator

Matthew Adamczyk

Artur Babajanyan Edson Barbosa Guillaume Basso Miguel Angel Blanco Ogulcan Borova

Anais Bueno

Dara Holmes

Aaron Smyth

Fabrice Calmels

Victoria Jaiani

Temur Suluashvili

Raul Casasola

Brooke Linford

Elivelton Tomazi

April Daly

Graham Maverick

Alberto Velazquez

Fernando Duarte

Caitlin Meighan

Jennifer Wang

Cara Marie Gary

Jeraldine Mendoza

Mahallia Ward

John Mark Giragosian

Jacqueline Moscicke

Joanna Wozniak

Dylan Gutierrez

Amber Neumann

Kara Zimmerman

Elizabeth Hansen

Alexis Polito

as of June 30, 2015

Rory Hohenstein

Christine Rocas

Anastacia Holden

Lucas Segovia

Community Engagement Coordinators as of June 30, 2015

Karin Ellis-Wentz Academy Faculty

Patron Services Associate

Principal Stage Manager

Head of Wardrobe

Company Dancers

DEVELOPMENT

Patron Services and Marketing Associate

Alisa Phillips Connor Pickett Patron Services Associates FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Kathleen Hechinger Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer

Whitney Augustine Controller

Paul Key Director of Technology

John Kurtz Director of Facility Operations

Stephanie McNicholas Senior Staff Accountant

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

Amy Wicklund Director of Human Resources

Flyman Patti Eylar, Charlie Gardner, and Ashley Wheater at the Stories in Motion Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Bob Carl.

The Joffrey Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake.© Photo by Cheryl Mann.

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LIVING ART: AT A GL ANCE

AT A GLANCE

2014–2015 At A Glance

438,158 & 2.1M page views

website visitors to joffrey.org

44

7.1.14 – 6.30.15

6,300

Community Engagement programs in 24 schools

Instagram followers

594

students enrolled at the Joffrey Academy of Dance

92,315

tickets sold (12% increase from previous year)

117,277 friends on Facebook

63

Company performances in Chicago

29,300

Twitter followers

692

young dancers enrolled in Joffrey Academy of Dance summer programs

39 Company dancers

As of June 2015

Alberto Velazquez in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son. Photo by Cheryl Mann.


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