julia foulkes

The Joffrey + Ballet in the U.S.

Robert Joffrey started a ballet company in 1956 with the belief that ballet was for everyone. This exhibition reveals the challenges, ingenuity, and dedication that it took to build a ballet company in the U.S. Ballet has spread across the country in the last hundred years; dance companies have sprouted from Alaska to Wyoming. The Joffrey seeded this growth by bringing ballet to more peopleā€“re-defining what ballet is in the process and constructing the future of ballet in the U.S.

On view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center from September 2024 to March 2025. The exhibition will travel after that to Chicago and Los Angeles. Photo: Trinity (Arpino, 1970).