Ballet West at the Chicago Dancing Festival

I asked Whitney Huell and Jenna Herrera to report to you on their Chicago Dancing Festival experience.

Alexander MacFarlan, Elizabeth Weldon, Elanor Bock, Owen Gaj, Elizabeth Murphy, Sayaka Ohtaki, Kathryn Meeusen, Jenna Herrera, Lindsay Duerfeldt

Fresh off the plane we arrived at the Seneca Hotel ready to hit the streets of Chicago.

Whitney Huell, Jenna Herrera, Elanor Bock, Kathryn Meeusen

We walked through Navy Pier and saw the beautiful Chicago Skyline.  Navy Pier is a big tourist attraction that has shopping, an indoor garden, a carousel and the largest Ferris wheel in the USA.

Lindsay Duerfeldt, Jenna Herrera, Sayaka Ohtaki, Kathryn Meeusen, Elizabeth Weldon and Kaleigh Schock

A few of the dancers went to the Museum of Contemporary Art to attend The Dancing Skyline Demonstration.  Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall of the New York City Ballet performed Liturgy choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performed a duet from Meadow choreographed by Lar Lubovitch.  Pictured are some of the dancers in front of the museum in the classic Serenade opening pose.

Elizabeth Weldon, Emily Adams, Arolyn Williams, Haley Henderson Smith, Elizabeth McGrath Silver Barkes, Christiana Bennett, Allison DiBona, Jacqueline Straughan, Katie Chritchlow, Kira Smith, Whitney Huell, Elizabeth Murphy, Jenna Herrera, Elanor Bock, Kathryn Meeusen, Jennifer Robinson, Sayaka Ohtaki, Lindsay Duerfelt

The company arrived at Millennium Park to perform at the Pritzker Pavilion.

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Whitney Heull and Jenna Herrera

During our break we walked around Millennium Park and posed in front of “The Bean”.

Haley Henderson Smith with Artists of Ballet West

The performance!

Silver Barkes, Christiana Bennett, Elizabeth McGrath, Emily Adams

A photo at the Post Performance Party at the home of Irwin and Harriet Ross.

Thanks Whitney and Jenna!

-Mark

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