Studio Company

Overview

The Joffrey Studio Company is a scholarship program of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Studio Company consists of 10 outstanding students selected by Ashley Wheater, Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. Joffrey Studio Company participants will train alongside dancers in the Trainee Program of the Academy and participate in daily classes Monday through Saturday. Led by Kremnev and Reznik, the Joffrey Studio Company will be taught and rehearsed by Academy Faculty, Academy Directors, and the Joffrey Artistic Staff.

 

Students in the Joffrey Studio Company will have the opportunity to be selected to perform with the main company at the Auditorium Theatre, as well as perform in the Academy’s performance series at Joffrey Tower and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, plus at additional festival opportunities around Chicago.

 

The individualized training and performance opportunities provided by the Joffrey Studio Company offers students unique insight into the life of a professional dancer, assisting students in preparation for a professional career in dance and helping them expand their technique and artistry.

 

Selection for the Joffrey Studio Company is by audition only. Students may be asked to join the Trainee Program in the Academy for one to two years prior to being selected for the Joffrey Studio Company, or may be asked to join the Joffrey Studio Company from an Academy audition.  

 

International students, visit our International FAQ page.

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Auditions

Auditions

 

General Audition Information

 

Selection for the Joffrey Studio Company is by audition only. Students may be asked to join the Trainee Program in the Academy for one to two years prior to being selected for the Joffrey Studio Company, or may be asked to join the Joffrey Studio Company from an Academy audition.

 To schedule an in-class audition, please contact Academy Reception at reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or 312.784.4600.

 

Upcoming Auditions

Audition Tour 2015 Dates and Locations will be announced in September 2014 for the Summer Intensive and year-round Programs. 

 

VIDEO APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Students who are unable to attend one of the auditions in person may audition by video. Please note that students auditioning by video may be asked to attend classes in person at the Joffrey Academy prior to receiving a result. To schedule an in-class audition, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org.  To audition by video, please send:

Joffrey Academy of Dance
Attention: Studio Company Audition
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

 

Video requirements:

•       Audition video/DVD must be no longer than 10 minutes in length and should include:

•       Barre: Tendus, Frappes, Adage, Grand Battement

•       Center: Adage, Pirouette, Petite Allégro and Grande Allégro – all on pointe for ladies

•       One classical and one contemporary solo (mandatory) in practice/performance clothes

•       Video/DVD must be labeled with your name and age

Please send the following along with your video/DVD:

•       $40 USD non-refundable video audition fee

·                            Please make all checks and money orders payable to The Joffrey Ballet

·        Completed audition form

•       Formal headshot with ballet hair style

•       Photo: First Arabesque

•       Dance resume


Photos and video/DVDs will not be returned

After completing the video audition process, students may be asked to take 1-2 days of Trainee classes.  

 

 

Content

The Joffrey Studio Company is a scholarship program of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Studio Company consists of 10 outstanding students selected by Ashley Wheater, Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. Joffrey Studio Company participants will train alongside dancers in the Trainee Program of the Academy and participate in daily classes Monday through Saturday. Led by Kremnev and Reznik, the Joffrey Studio Company will be taught and rehearsed by Academy Faculty, Academy Directors, and the Joffrey Artistic Staff.

 

Students in the Joffrey Studio Company will have the opportunity to be selected to perform with the main company at the Auditorium Theatre, as well as perform in the Academy’s performance series at Joffrey Tower and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, plus at additional festival opportunities around Chicago.

 

The individualized training and performance opportunities provided by the Joffrey Studio Company offers students unique insight into the life of a professional dancer, assisting students in preparation for a professional career in dance and helping them expand their technique and artistry.

 

Selection for the Joffrey Studio Company is by audition only. Students may be asked to join the Trainee Program in the Academy for one to two years prior to being selected for the Joffrey Studio Company, or may be asked to join the Joffrey Studio Company from an Academy audition.  

 

International students, visit our International FAQ page.

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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.