Joffrey Academy of Dance: Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet to students of all ages, levels and backgrounds who have a desire to dance. 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.


“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

Studio Company and Pre-Professional Program Audition


Pre-Registration is now available for the Studio Company auditions and Pre-Professional Program auditions on April 27. Register online today. Have a user name and password? Log in, then click on the Audition Registration box. New to the Joffrey Academy? Create a guest account prior to registering! Find more information about Joffrey Academy programs at


Free First Fridays

Summer session is just around the corner. Start your summer with FREE classes in the Adult Open Division on Friday, June 6! This is the perfect opportunity to bring a friend to your favorite class, or take a new class you’ve always wanted to try.

Click here to view the current 2013-2014 second semester schedule.

For more information on the Adult Open Division, visit: JOFFREY.ORG/ADULTCLASSES

Q&A with Joffrey Academy Trainee Michael Sayre

The Joffrey Academy Trainees have had a succesful year and are moving on to some of the best dance companies in the country! Read more.

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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.