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.

Academy Programs

Academy Programs

Professional Training Programs

For Aspiring Professionals

The Joffrey Academy's Professional Training Programs, including the Studio Company, Ballet Trainee Program, Contemporary Ballet 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.

Summer Programs

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.

Academy Programs

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.

Academy FAQs

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.

For More Information, Contact:

Academy Reception

Phone 312.784.4600
Location 10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601