Joffrey Announces Artistic Team For Christopher Wheeldon’s World Premiere NUTCRACKER

Joffrey Announces Artistic Team For Christopher Wheeldon's World Premiere NUTCRACKER 4 The Joffrey Ballet, led by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron, announced today that the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet has been awarded a $200,000 challenge grant from the Reva & David Logan Foundation expressly to support a new initiative aimed at annually funding more than $400,000 in scholarships for talented and motived youth at the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

Wheeldon reimagines the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, for a new generation, replacing the traditional 19th century setting with Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair. Wheeldon’s stunning choreography and the artistic team’s visionary design will celebrate a turn-of-the-century Chicago as seen through a child’s eyes. Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, The Chicago Philharmonic conducted by Scott Speck, Music Director of The Joffrey Ballet, will delight audiences with live music at every performance.

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