Performances take place throughout the academic year in the Gerald Arpino Black Box Theater at Joffrey Tower.

An Update on COVID-19

While continuing to put the health and safety of our community first, Academy performances are held in person following our Academy COVID-19 Guidelines (guidelines subject to change). Out of an abundance of caution, masking will be required for all individuals while at Joffrey Tower and South Loop Studios until further notice.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JOFFREY BALLET'S DUTY TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FREE OF KNOWN HAZARDS, JOFFREY HAS ADOPTED A POLICY REQUIRING ALL STAFF, FACULTY, AND ELIGIBLE STUDENTS/PARTICIPANTS TO BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAMMING AND ACTIVITIES AT JOFFREY PROPERTIES:

ALL COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY IN-PERSON CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES HELD AT JOFFREY TOWER, SOUTH LOOP STUDIOS, OR SPECIFIED PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS. 

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2022, FULL VACCINATION INCLUDES BOOSTER SHOTS FOR ALL THOSE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THEM PER CDC GUIDELINES. BOOSTER SHOTS SHOULD BE RECEIVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ONCE AN INDIVIDUAL IS ELIGIBLE.

VALID PROOF OF VACCINATION INCLUDES VALID PHOTO ID (AGE 16+) AND VACCINATION CARD, PHOTO/COPY OF VACCINATION CARD, DIGITAL RECORD OR APP, OR PRINTED RECORD FROM VACCINE PROVIDER.

MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR JOFFREY FACILITIES WHEN IDENTIFIED AS WITHIN A HIGH COMMUNITY LEVEL BY THE CDC, OR IF REQUIRED BY STATE OR LOCAL AUTHORITIES, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR A PARTICULAR PERFORMANCE VENUE. IN THE EVENT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE NOT REQUIRED, INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTARY MASK USE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING SHALL BE ACCEPTED AND RESPECTED.

INDIVIDUALS AGE 2 AND OLDER WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AND ALWAYS MAINTAIN SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE ONSITE. ANYONE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS IN A STUDIO WILL REMAIN MASKED WHILE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE INDIVIDUALS. 

THIS POLICY WILL COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND IS BASED ON GUIDANCE FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES, AS APPLICABLE.

Spring Program

Joffrey Academy’s annual Spring Program brings you a diverse selection of classical ballet in the form of a mixed bill appealing to audiences of all ages. This year's program showcases our talented Academy students across a wide range of levels, including Children's Level IIA, Pre-Professional Levels III-VI, Joffrey Conservatory, Trainee Program, and Joffrey Studio Company.

Highlights include excerpts from Frederick Ashton’s comic Jazz Calendar set to a blues score by Richard Rodney Bennett, the enthralling opening pas de deux from Kenneth Macmillan’s Winter Dreams, and the first regiment of George Balanchine’s homage to the United States Stars and Stripes, to the stirring arrangements of Hershey Kay. To close the evening we present the world premiere of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons featuring the largest Academy cast onstage together in three years, choreographed by the Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, Christopher Marney. 

Thursday, May 19 - 7:30PM
Friday, May 20 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 21 - 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 22 - 12:30 PM

Tickets on sale now (click here to purchase) - all tickets only $20! 
Casting may differ between performances.
This performance will run approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Fall Program

Featuring excerpts from both classical and contemporary works, the annual Fall Program showcases the talented students of the upper levels of the Academy, including Pre-Professional Levels IV-VI, Joffrey Conservatory, Trainee Program, and Joffrey Studio Company.

2021 highlights included excerpts from the classical ballet repertoire, a new ballet choreographed by The Joffrey Ballet Company Artist Yoshihisa Arai, and excerpts from Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi*.

*Choreography by Gerald Arpino 

The performance of Viva Vivaldi, an Arpino Ballet, was presented with the permission of The Gerald Arpino Foundation and has been produced in accordance with the service standards established and provided by the Foundation.

Upcoming Performance Dates

Check back later this summer for more details!

Academy Fall Program 2021
Academy Fall Program 2021