The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
The only school and training program owned, operated, and endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet.
In light of the most recent city mandates related to COVID-19, and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, the Joffrey Academy has adopted virtual programming and limited in-person classes on a temporary basis. Please read the latest on each Academy program with updates related to COVID-19.
Watch below for a peek into a Joffrey Academy rehearsal.
Joffrey For All
Classes for All Ages and Levels
The Joffrey Academy has something for everyone, whether training to become a professional or learning to dance for the first time. Auditions are required for the Pre-Professional Division. All other Joffrey for All programs, including the Adult Open Division, are open to various ages and levels and require registration.
Includes Summer Intensives and Camps
Joffrey summer programs allow students of all ages and from all over the world to experience Joffrey training at its best, with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and giving students an opportunity to experience the cultural offerings of one of the world’s greatest cultural cities. All programs take place in Chicago, Illinois.
Explore the Joffrey Academy
The Academy’s guiding principle is educating the next generation of artists to be leaders in the field, with an emphasis on exceptional training.
Academy Leadership and Faculty
Meet the outstanding teaching artists of the Joffrey Academy. Faculty hail from every corner of the world, with backgrounds in a variety of styles.
From year-round offerings to drop-in classes, the Joffrey Academy has something for all ages and levels.
Find helpful information about our annual audition tour and next-steps for aspiring students.
The Joffrey Academy hosts annual fall and spring programs, in addition to its acclaimed Winning Works choreographic competition.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Joffrey Academy, our summer programs, and requirements for international students. Contact the Joffrey Academy directly with further questions.