Joffrey Ballet reaches tentative deal

July 15, 2011 9:50:14 AM PDT
There's been a breakthrough in contract talks between the performers at the Joffrey Ballet and management Friday.

The dancers' union and the dance company have reached a tentative agreement over wages, hours and health coverage.

After talks stalled earlier this month, management at the Joffrey locked out union dancers and threatened to scrap the start of the season. A ratification vote is expected next week.