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.
Founded in 2010, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, provides students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds with a world-class education, built on a foundation of classical ballet.
Professional Training Programs
For Aspiring Professionals
The Joffrey Academy's Professional Training Programs, including the Studio Company, Trainee Program, and Joffrey Conservatory, require an audition and are designed for serious students who have a strong desire to pursue a professional career in dance.
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. Programs include the Pre-Professional Division, Youth Division, Children's Division, Adult Open Division, and Adaptive Dance. Auditions are required for the Pre-Professional Division.
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.
While continuing to put the health and safety of our community first, the Academy is holding all classes in person following the policies set forth in our Academy COVID-19 Guidelines. It has been 2 consecutive weeks with Cook County identified as being within a low community level by the CDC, therefore masking will no longer be required at Joffrey Tower and 1920 S Wabash Ave starting Monday, October 10. Joffrey leadership will continue to monitor and provide updates as levels change.
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.