Joffrey Academy of Dance: Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing students of all ages, levels and backgrounds who have a desire to dance with a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet. With the talents cultivated at the Joffrey Academy, students can pursue careers as professional dancers at companies throughout the world, higher education opportunities in dance, or success in other fields. Through the Joffrey Academy’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline and confidence, among others. The Joffrey Academy’s high-quality, educational programming forms future audiences and support for the Joffrey and builds the organization’s reputation worldwide.


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“Most young dancers know what it takes to earn a place in a professional company-good physical proportions, coordination, technical facility, and musicality. But many of them do not realize how important it is to be fully trained when they get there. The best dancers remain inquisitive about their art throughout their careers and are always willing to explore new areas of growth and discovery.” - Robert Joffrey


What's New

Winning Works Tickets Now On Sale!

Three performances will take place March 7-8, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase your tickets now!

For the first time in MCA’s theater, the international members of the Trainee Program and Joffrey Studio Company perform world premieres of three winners selected from the Choreographers of Color Competition...

Join the Joffrey Academy Team!

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is now accepting applications for Pre-Professional Division Faculty Members. Click here for more information and to apply:


Audition Tour Announced!

Audition Tour dates and cities have been announced for the 2015 Joffrey Academy Summer Intensives! Click here for audition information:

Enrollment Classes for Adults

Interested in learning a variation from Swan Lake? Are you inspired by the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan? Have you always wanted to dance on pointe? Our Adult students are able to enroll in one of three 9-week enrollment based classes: Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire, or Classical Modern Repertoire.

Don’t give up on your dance dreams! Click here for enrollment info. 

New Adult Division Class Times

Second Semester Adult New Classes & Times


Mondays 7:30-8:30 PM NEW!
Fridays 1:15-2:15 PM  

BeMoved®  NEW!

Mondays 6:30 PM 

Classical Modern Technique  

Saturdays 2:00 PM NEW TIME! 

Classical Modern Repertoire 

Saturdays 3:30 PM NEW TIME!


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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.