Testimonials

About Programs

  • "The quality of the dancing and choreography was wonderful." -Pre-Professional Division parent
  • “I think this program will help me achieve my professional aspirations because I feel that my dancing improved dramatically over the course of the year in terms of my technique and overall strength and artistry. I also feel that through the program I had the opportunity to meet, work with, and network with some excellent teachers, guest teachers, and dancers from the Chicago area.” -Trainee student
  • “[My daughter] has grown so much through the Trainee program and through the rehearsals and performances. To be able to train at this level of intensity, with this high level of instruction and to have this experience has been a dream come true for [her].” -Trainee Program parent

 

About Productions

  • “[We were] very impressed, and realized we chose the right place for her to continue her training.” -Pre-Professional Division parent
  • “[I was] impressed with the choreography, costumes and the level of dancers' skills." -Trainee student"
  • The performance was fabulous! It was the best end of year performance that I have seen." -Pre-Professional Division parent

 

About Summer Intensives

  • "Thank you for giving my daughter an irreplaceable gift, hours of dance under the guidance of true artists who showed daily that they believed in these young dancers. She has come away from Joffrey with more fire in heart to become a professional dancer someday. Joffrey has placed her one step closer.” 
  • "Everything that my dancer said about the teachers and classes was enthusiastic and positive." -ISDI parent
  • "The program exceeded our expectations in all regards. Outstanding experience for our daughter and us." -ISDI parent
  • “Our daughter wants to relocate so she can train at Joffrey. She desires a career in dance and feels Joffrey is the place to train due to the well rounded program.” -ISDI parent
  • "This is a really wonderful summer program. I don't see how it could be any better." -ISDI student
  • "It made my daughter a stronger dancer. The program also allowed her to renew her commitment to excellence." -ISDI parent
  • "She seems to have benefitted from the instruction, intensity, independence of living away from home, meeting kids from other places, exposure to different teaching styles." -ISDI parent
  • "The ISDI was a wonderful and memorable experience for my daughter. She thoroughly enjoyed it." -ISDI parent

 
About the Winning Works Performance

  • “Truly wonderful to get to see works by such talented creative people. Especially loved getting to see the piece that Alexei Kremnev did - really let his sense of humor shine through!”
  • “I don't know very much about ballet but I was impressed by the athleticism of the dancers and the complexity of the choreography.”
  • “So impressed with both the choreography and the quality of the performance. The dancers looked so comfortable on stage -- really "sold" the choreography to the audience. Impressive ‘stage presence’ for dancers at the beginning of their careers!”
  • “Terrific! We loved it; very talented choreographers and dancers.”
  • “I was shocked at the caliber of talent and energy of the dancers. It was a wonderful evening. I so enjoyed meeting the dancers and being able to put a face to the performers.”
  • “I really thought the program was wonderful. It was much higher caliber than I would have expected from a group of students. They really are amazing and talented dancers. My friends and I really enjoyed the costumes and the way they added visual interest to the dances. Can't wait for next year!”
  • “The performances were original and beautifully articulated. The dancers were perfection in motion. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and hope to see more like it.”

Photo credits: Dancer: Sam O'Brien; Photographer: Gina Wilcox

Content

About Programs

  • "The quality of the dancing and choreography was wonderful." -Pre-Professional Division parent
  • “I think this program will help me achieve my professional aspirations because I feel that my dancing improved dramatically over the course of the year in terms of my technique and overall strength and artistry. I also feel that through the program I had the opportunity to meet, work with, and network with some excellent teachers, guest teachers, and dancers from the Chicago area.” -Trainee student
  • “[My daughter] has grown so much through the Trainee program and through the rehearsals and performances. To be able to train at this level of intensity, with this high level of instruction and to have this experience has been a dream come true for [her].” -Trainee Program parent

 

About Productions

  • “[We were] very impressed, and realized we chose the right place for her to continue her training.” -Pre-Professional Division parent
  • “[I was] impressed with the choreography, costumes and the level of dancers' skills." -Trainee student"
  • The performance was fabulous! It was the best end of year performance that I have seen." -Pre-Professional Division parent

 

About Summer Intensives

  • "Thank you for giving my daughter an irreplaceable gift, hours of dance under the guidance of true artists who showed daily that they believed in these young dancers. She has come away from Joffrey with more fire in heart to become a professional dancer someday. Joffrey has placed her one step closer.” 
  • "Everything that my dancer said about the teachers and classes was enthusiastic and positive." -ISDI parent
  • "The program exceeded our expectations in all regards. Outstanding experience for our daughter and us." -ISDI parent
  • “Our daughter wants to relocate so she can train at Joffrey. She desires a career in dance and feels Joffrey is the place to train due to the well rounded program.” -ISDI parent
  • "This is a really wonderful summer program. I don't see how it could be any better." -ISDI student
  • "It made my daughter a stronger dancer. The program also allowed her to renew her commitment to excellence." -ISDI parent
  • "She seems to have benefitted from the instruction, intensity, independence of living away from home, meeting kids from other places, exposure to different teaching styles." -ISDI parent
  • "The ISDI was a wonderful and memorable experience for my daughter. She thoroughly enjoyed it." -ISDI parent

 
About the Winning Works Performance

  • “Truly wonderful to get to see works by such talented creative people. Especially loved getting to see the piece that Alexei Kremnev did - really let his sense of humor shine through!”
  • “I don't know very much about ballet but I was impressed by the athleticism of the dancers and the complexity of the choreography.”
  • “So impressed with both the choreography and the quality of the performance. The dancers looked so comfortable on stage -- really "sold" the choreography to the audience. Impressive ‘stage presence’ for dancers at the beginning of their careers!”
  • “Terrific! We loved it; very talented choreographers and dancers.”
  • “I was shocked at the caliber of talent and energy of the dancers. It was a wonderful evening. I so enjoyed meeting the dancers and being able to put a face to the performers.”
  • “I really thought the program was wonderful. It was much higher caliber than I would have expected from a group of students. They really are amazing and talented dancers. My friends and I really enjoyed the costumes and the way they added visual interest to the dances. Can't wait for next year!”
  • “The performances were original and beautifully articulated. The dancers were perfection in motion. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and hope to see more like it.”

Photo credits: Dancer: Sam O'Brien; Photographer: Gina Wilcox

Academy Logo

Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois and is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other Joffrey dance training or school program. For more information, please contact The Joffrey Ballet at 312.784.4600.