City's top 40 artistic breakthroughs

September 1, 2010
Chicago Magazine
Cassie Walker



October 1995-Plagued by financial troubles and its near dissolution after the death of its founder, Robert Joffrey, the Joffrey Ballet cut ties with New York and comes to Chicago seeking refuge and reinvention. An active women's board embarks on a high-profile fundraising effort. Over time, audiences grow, proving false the notion that chicago only supports modern and contemporary dance.