Joffrey Academy of Dance: Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing students of all ages, levels and backgrounds who have a desire to dance with a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet. With the talents cultivated at the Joffrey Academy, students can pursue careers as professional dancers at companies throughout the world, higher education opportunities in dance, or success in other fields. Through the Joffrey Academy’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline and confidence, among others. The Joffrey Academy’s high-quality, educational programming forms future audiences and support for the Joffrey and builds the organization’s reputation worldwide.


“Most young dancers know what it takes to earn a place in a professional company-good physical proportions, coordination, technical facility, and musicality. But many of them do not realize how important it is to be fully trained when they get there. The best dancers remain inquisitive about their art throughout their careers and are always willing to explore new areas of growth and discovery.” - Robert Joffrey


What's New


The Joffrey Academy is calling for diverse choreographers for the 5th Annual Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards. Find more information and application info here: Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014. 


Fall Semester registration for Children's & Youth Divisions is now open to all students. Don't miss a single step - register today! Find class schedules and registration info at  

Back to Basics Ballet Class

Sunday mornings this fall, adults are invited to take a one-hour ballet class designed for those who would like to review the basics of ballet, release their creative self and revive their muscles. Class is tailored for adult students over 50, focusing on moving the body, increasing confidence and releasing joint pain. Bring your friends and experience ballet in a new way!

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Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois and is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other Joffrey dance training or school program. For more information, please contact The Joffrey Ballet at 312.784.4600.