Karine Provost



Karine Provost joined The Joffrey Ballet in June 2012 as Managing Director of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. During her time at the Joffrey, Ms. Provost has increased Academy enrollment by 40%, established housing for year-round students and created new partnerships with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Libraries, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and more. Ms. Provost has been instrumental in the creation of the Joffrey Studio Company in 2015 and the Conservatory Program in 2017. In 2016, Ms. Provost’s role was elevated to Academy Director, overseeing the finance, marketing, policies and operations of the Joffrey Academy of Dance in addition to working directly with Joffrey’s Artistic staff to create, implement, and supervise all Academy programs. Previously, Ms. Provost served as School Manager for The Washington Ballet under the direction of the late Rebecca Wright before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as Manager of Pre-Professional Programs. 

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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.