As Joffrey Ballet School Turns 70, Robert Joffrey’s Legacy Is Stronger Than Ever

When Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded Joffrey Ballet School in 1953, they did so with the conviction that dancers are at their strongest when they consider past, present and future as equally important entities. Frank Lee Merwin, the school’s executive director today, describes this philosophy as a “connection between innovating and moving forward and […]

The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration Continues in Jackson and NYC

This year has been a time to commemorate Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino’s huge contributions to American dance, as 2018 marks the 30th and 10th anniversaries of their deaths, respectively. On June 10, The Joffrey Ballet brought Arpino’s neo-romantic Round of Angels (1983) to the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS, where Joffrey chaired […]

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