Men We Love: Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director, Joffrey Ballet

Widely regarded as one of the top dance companies in the world, The Joffrey Ballet is uniquely American, both in terms of geography and its commitment to a diverse repertoire and community outreach. On the eve of the highly-anticipated debut of Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker, artistic director Ashley Wheater talked to Chicago Woman about his transition from dancer to company leader and the exciting new version of the holiday classic.