Auditions

Programs/Divisions

Audition Tour

The audition tour is now complete. Thank you for everyone who auditioned for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. 

 

If you are interested in auditioning, you may still do so via video audition, however please note that many of our programs have already filled.


Learn more about our Summer Programs at joffrey.org/summerintensives


General Audition Information

National and International Audition Tour

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. During the Audition Tour, students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division, Trainee Program, or Studio Company

  

What to bring: 

  • A headshot (4"x6") with ballet hairstyle is required in addition to the audition form. 
  • For students ages 12 and up: First Arabesque Photo (4"x6", Ladies - on pointe)
  • Audition Form
  • Note: materials will not be returned

 

Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls who are already working on pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to ballet slippers

Required attire for boys:

  • white t-shirt
  • full-length black tights
  • black ballet slippers

 

Click here for Summer Intensive FAQs.

 

Academy Programs

General Audition Information

Acceptance into our Pre-Professional Division, 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 the audition tour, the Joffrey Academy accepts video auditions. Application requirements can be found on the Audition Tour page under the Video Audition tab. If you have additional audition questions, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org


Required attire for girls:

  • pink tights
  • black leotard
  • ballet slippers
  • Girls age 12 and older who are already working on pointe must bring their pointe shoes in addition to ballet slippers

Required attire for boys:

  • white t-shirt
  • full-length black tights
  • black ballet slippers


 

Nutcracker Children's Cast Auditions


Joffrey Ballet is pleased to present a brillantly reimagined Nutcracker by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, premiering in the 2016-2017 season.

Click here for more information.


Audition Details

Information coming soon!

 

Audition Location

Joffrey Tower

10 East Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601


2016 Availability and Rehearsals

  • Students must be available for rehearsals in October, November, and December, 2016
  • All rehearsals are coordinated by Joffrey Ballet Masters and Joffrey Academy Faculty.

 

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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.