Joffrey Ballet
Concert Group

This pre-professional performing ensemble provides young artists from the School’s year-round Trainee Program the opportunity to experience life as a professional dancer.

Artistic Director

Bradley Shelver

Location

New York City
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Joffrey Ballet

Concert Group

Founded by Robert Joffrey in 1981, this pre-professional performing ensemble provides young artists from the School’s year-round Trainee Program the opportunity to experience life as a professional dancer.

In the years since its inception, selected Trainees studied and performed some of the most celebrated classical and contemporary repertoire. Under the direction of former Artistic Director, Davis Robertson, this included the works of Gerald Arpino (Birthday Variations, Light Rain), Robert Battle (Battlefield), George Balanchine (Serenade), August Bournonville (La Ventana), Dwight Rohden (New Work) and Africa Guzman (The Stolen Path).


The Concert Group has toured domestically and internationally, providing dancers the experience necessary to confidently transition from student to professional.

Newly appointed Artistic Director, Bradley Shelver, will seek to build on the high standard set by Robertson, with the reboot of the ensemble in September 2022, preparing the next generation of artists for the stage.

Concert Group dancers have gone on to perform in premiere companies including Miami City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Forsythe Company, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Joffrey Ballet.

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Creative Movers

Choreographic Initiative

The Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative is a search for the dance makers of the future. Two New York and Tristate-area choreographers will be awarded the creative time and space to produce a new work for the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group.

Choreographers in contemporary, modern, or contemporary ballet styles, between the ages of 19-35, are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive a $2500 stipend for a 40-hour rehearsal process, over a four week period.

Commissioned works will be fully-produced for a New York City theater to provide innovative, emerging dance makers the opportunity to develop their creative voices. Works will be between 12-17 minutes in length and will include the full company.

Deadline to apply is August 1, 2022. Choreographers will be notified by August 12, 2022.

The creative process will be divided into two sessions. Each choreographer will create during one of the following sessions:

Session I: October 10 - November 3
Monday - Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Session II: November 7 - 17, November 28 - December 8th
Monday - Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Choreographers must be available for studio and technical rehearsals February 13 - 16, 2023. 

Tentative NY premiere - February 16 - 18, 2023

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Performances

Don't miss your chance to witness the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group on stages across New York City and the world!

Peter Pan

Opening Night

“Opening Night” is the relaunch of the famed, Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, founded by Robert Joffrey in 1981. The Group is comprised of young, up-and-coming dancers from around the world, performing works by today's leading choreographers. Steeped in history with an eye towards the future, the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group will present works by current Artistic Director and resident choreographer, Bradley Shelver, as well as a world premiere by Omar Roman De Jesus.

Performance Date:
Sunday, May, 1, 2022, 7:00pm

Location:
The Theater at St. Jean
150 E. 76th Street, New York, NY 10021

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Suite Saint-Saëns
Gerald Arpino
Staged by Nicole Duffy and Davis Robertson
Birthday Variations
Gerald Arpino
Staged by Nicole Duffy and Davis Robertson
Kettentanz
Gerald Arpino
Staged by Davis Robertson
Light Rain
Gerald Arpino
Staged by Nicole Duffy and Davis Robertson
Viva Vivaldi (in Four Movements)
Gerald Arpino
Staged by Nicole Duffy
Valse Fantaisie
George Balanchine
Staged by Stacy Caddell
Serenade
George Balanchine
Staged by Stacy Caddell
Battlefield
Robert Battle
Staged by Tyler Gilstrap
La Ventana
Bournonville
Staged by Karina Elvers
The Stolen Path
Africa Guzman
On The Strings
Africa Guzman
East 10th
Shawn Hounsell
Tessellations
Gabrielle Lamb
One Last Breath Amongst a Cloud of Witnesses
Brian McSween
Spring Waters Pas de Deux
Asaf Messerer
Staged by Sam Meredith
Grand Pas Raymonda
Petipa
Staged by Nicole Duffy and Sam Meredith
New Work
Dwight Rhoden
Here We Are
Scott Rink
Script: Dorothy Parker
Eclecticism
Davis Robertson
Unequilibrium
Davis Robertson
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