Spend a spectacular evening with the Joffrey Ballet

SXU Staff Council and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations invite staff, faculty, alumni, and friends for an evening of spectacular performances by the Joffery Ballet Company at the American Legends showcase!

The event is scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 21. Guests will begin the evening at 4 p.m. with a reception at Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon. Then, at 5:30 p.m., attendees will board transportation to the Auditorium Theater in Downtown Chicago. At 6:30 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to greet performers at a special “Meet the Artists” pre-show event.

The American Legends performance will consist of works including:


  • Choreography: Jerome Robbins
  • Music: Morton Gould
  • A lavish and bright color palette and unapologetic energy set the tone for this playful romp that celebrates the exuberance of children as they grow up.
  • “Exhilarating” – The New York Times

Nine Sinatra Songs

  • Choreography: Twyla Tharp
  • Music: Frank Sinatra
  • The classic voice of Sinatra will set you swinging during this wildly popular Tharp piece that explores dance in sultry, glamorous and sometimes comic vignettes.
  • ”An indisputable winner” – The New York Times

Sea Shadow

  • Choreography: Gerald Arpino
  • Music: Maurice Ravel
  • A lush duet in which a beautiful sea nymph falls in love with a man, despite the tragic consequences.
  • ”Effectively sensuous” – The New York Times

Admission for this event is $65 per person and includes reception, transportation, the “Meet The Artists” session, and theater performance admission.

Please view the Joffrey Ballet Flyer (PDF) to learn more. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (773) 298-3316 or alumni@sxu.edu.