The Joffrey Ballet–America’s Dance Company of Firsts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Did you know that the Joffrey Ballet has achieved many firsts throughout the years?

1. First dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation

2. First to appear on American television

3. First classical dance company to use multi-media

4. First to create a ballet set to rock music

5. First American company to perform a rock ballet in Russia (bringing with it the first American rock band ever to perform in Russia)

6. First and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine (more)

7. First company to have had a major motion picture based on it, Robert Altman’s The Company

 Don’t miss the Joffrey Ballet on Feb. 28 at Elliott Hall of Music. The program will feature:

The Rite of Spring (Vaslav Nijinsky)

Age of Innocence (Edwaard Liang)

After the Rain (Christopher Wheeldon)

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