Joffrey Academy of Dance: Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

Thanksgiving Hours:

The Academy will close early on Wednesday November 25 at 3:30pm, and will remain closed Thursday and Friday. All classes resume on Saturday November 28. Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Take a look at our Important Dates this year!

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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

2016 International Audition Tour Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2016 International Audition Tour! Check out our Auditions page for more information and to pre-register for an audition:

Nutcracker Suite in the Park

The Academy Trainees and Joffrey Studio Company will be performing Nutcracker Suite in the Park on November 7 at Hamilton Park Cultural Center. Admission is FREE!


Registration for Fall Semester classes is currently open! For more information, please see: JOFFREY.ORG/academy/registration

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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.