DANCE MAGAZINE – MAY 1996
YOUNGER JOFFREY GENERATION
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago will continue to be a presence in its old hometown. A second company – Joffrey Ballet Center Concert Dancers – has been formed in New York CitY under the joint direction of Gerald Arpino and Edith D’Addario, director of the Joffrey Ballet School in Manhattan. The company consists of ten Joffrey apprentices drawn from the school who will perform a diverse repertoire, give lecture demonstrations, visit classrooms, and participate in master classes. Edward Morgan, a former principal with the Joffrey, is artistic director. Gail D’Addario is artistic advisor. Daniel Scott is production director. “I’m so excited that my students will have more opportunities to perform,” says Edith D’Addario. “They say life begins at forty, and in this fortieth anniversary year this feels like a new beginning.