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.


The Joffrey Academy of Dance is open on Presidents' Day, Monday February 20.


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“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

7th Annual Winning Works Tickets

Tickets to the 7th Annual Winning Works program are now available online! Tickets are free though reservations are required. Visit the Winning Works Eventbrite page for more information and to reserve tickets.

Drop-In Pre-Professional Student Classes

For the first time ever, the Academy is thrilled to be offering drop-in classes for Chicagoland's young pre-professional students! These classes are designed for advanced students ages 13-20 to work on developing their technique, honing their artistry, and supplementing their ballet curriculum with challenging day-time classes.

Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Join us for a fun and challenging one-week dance camp at the Joffrey Academy. Summer Camps are available for Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Junior, Youth, and Teen age groups.

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Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other dance training or school program, including the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. The Joffrey Academy, located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois is the only school that follows the organizational mission, training syllabi, and artistic vision of The Joffrey Ballet. No other program, including those holding the Joffrey name, is sanctioned by The Joffrey Ballet. For more information, please contact Academy Reception at 312.784.4600.