The Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala
“Be Moved” Celebrated 20 Years
in Chicago
The Joffrey Ballet’s annual Spring Gala included an exclusive performance at The Cadillac Palace Theatre and event at the Hilton Chicago, to celebrate the ballet company’s twentieth year in Chicago. Noren Ungaretti and Elizabeth Yntema, Joffrey Women’s Board members, co-chaired the 2015 event.

Conceived by Noren and Elizabeth, the Spring Gala “Be Moved” celebrated the physical dance, the emotional connection with audiences and the transformation of the company in Chicago throughout the past 20 years. This year’s gala program began at The Cadillac Palace Theatre with a performance including: The Joffrey and Chicago premiere of New York City Ballet resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck’s, In Creases. The Joffrey and Chicago premiere of Liturgy by one of the world’s most sought after choreographers Christopher Wheeldon. Windy Sand by Joffrey Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev performed by members of the Academy Trainee Program and Studio Company. A performance by students from the inspiring Community Engagement Program

A 20th Anniversary toast with the choreographers and Joffrey Company hosted by Moët and Chandon was held following the performances at the theatre before guests were transported to the Hilton Chicago for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra. Acclaimed and world-renowned choreographers Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon were in attendance.
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