Audition Tour


Our 2020 Audition Tour Cities and Dates are here!


International Audition Tour Information

Admission into the Joffrey Academy Summer Intensives is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. Students interested in our year-round Conservatory ProgramTrainee Program or Studio Company should also audition during the International Audition Tour.


Students who pre-register online save $5 from their audition fee. Online pre-registration is strongly recommended but not required. To pre-register, dancers must complete these two steps:

To pre-register for an audition:

1)  Register Online

2) Complete the Online Audition Form

*Please note - there is no audition fee for Europe.

Pre-registered students who have completed the Online Audition Form will not need to bring any additional materials to the audition.

Online pre-registration will close the prior Sunday of each audition.


To register in person the day of an audition, please bring:

- A completed Audition Form

- $35 cash or check (made out to Joffrey Ballet)

- A headshot with ballet hairstyle (4x6)

- Students 12 and up: First Arabesque photo (4x6)- ladies, on pointe


Students auditioning in Sydney, Australia must register here.

Audition Attire

- Black camisole leotard, pink or flesh-tone* tights, pink or flesh-tone* ballet slippers, pink or flesh-tone* pointe shoes (if applicable) *tights and shoe colors should match

- White fitted shirt, black or gray tights, black or white ballet slippers

- Hair in bun or ballet hairstyle


Learn more about our Summer Intensive Programs at 

All Summer Intensive programs take place in Chicago, IL.

Click here for Summer Intensive FAQs.


Photo credit: Cheryl Mann 

Academy Programs

General Audition Information

Acceptance into our Pre-Professional Division, Conservatory Program, Trainee Program, and Studio Company is by audition only. We encourage all students interested in joining Academy Programs to attend an audition during the International Audition Tour.


If you are not able to attend an in-person audition, the Joffrey Academy accepts video auditions. Application requirements can be found on the Audition Tour page under the Video Audition tab. In-class auditions during the Academic year are available at the discretion of the Artistic Team. If you have additional audition questions, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org.


Students interested in our Children's and Youth Division programs may register for age-based programs or take a placement class. To schedule a placement class, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org


Photo credit: Cheryl Mann

Nutcracker Children's Cast Auditions

Click here for more information on children's cast auditions for The Nutcracker


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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.