The Joffrey Academy’s Summer Intensive Is *The* Path to a Company Contract
Original article appears in the January edition of Pointe Magazine
When José Pablo Castro Cuevas got scouted by The Joffrey Ballet at Youth America Grand Prix Mexico back in 2015, he’d never even heard of the company—let alone its official school and training program, the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Now in his second year as a full-fledged member of the company, Castro Cuevas says with certainty that he’s where he is today because he spent that fateful first summer intensive at the Joffrey Academy in Chicago, Illinois.
”I'd never even considered that joining a company could be possible for me,“ he says. ”Those five weeks prepared me physically, mentally and technically for everything that would come after.“