It's amazing what a dream can do. In 1985, Royal Ballet School-trained dancer Patricia Sigurdson had a vision of a world-class ballet company serving the western suburbs of Chicago—and it was a vision she made into a reality. From the year of its founding until her retirement in 1998, Sigurdson led the company in a wide range of classic and contemporary works that entertained tens of thousands of local dance lovers and countless stagehands. Today, the ballet continues to thrive under the direction of Sergey Kozadavey and Zhanna Dubrovskaya, both trainees of the celebrated Vaganova School in Saint Petersburg. And Salt Creek Ballet's focus on sharing dance with the community remains as strong as ever—besides staging lavish ballets, the artists train performers of all ages, and schedule lecture demonstrations that offer a peek behind the curtain.
Chicago is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of Ballet Chicago.
Make the trip to this theater even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this theater.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Madison/Wabash (Orange, Brown, Purple Express, Green, Pink) and Washington (Blue, Red).
When walking along downtown State Street, it’s impossible not to notice the world-class dancers stretching in the second-story window of the Joffrey’s massive studio. But it’s not an exclusive club—students ages 15 and older can enroll in open adult classes held at the beautiful 20,000-square-foot education Center. Instructors teach ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance for all levels of dance, as well as fitness-focused pilates and Ultra Barre workouts.