The only school and training program owned, operated, and endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet.

In light of the most recent city mandates related to COVID-19, and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, the Joffrey Academy has adopted virtual programming and limited in-person classes on a temporary basis. Please read the latest on each Academy program with updates related to COVID-19. 

A Letter from the Abbott Academy Director

Raymond Rodriguez provides an update on the Joffrey Academy’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy’s virtual learning initiatives, and returning to the studios when the time is right.

Explore the Joffrey Academy


The Academy’s guiding principle is educating the next generation of artists to be leaders in the field, with an emphasis on exceptional training.

Academy Leadership and Faculty

Meet the outstanding teaching artists of the Joffrey Academy. Faculty hail from every corner of the world, with backgrounds in a variety of styles.

Academy Programs

From year-round offerings to drop-in classes, the Joffrey Academy has something for all ages and levels.


Find helpful information about our annual audition tour and next-steps for aspiring students.


The Joffrey Academy hosts annual fall and spring programs, in addition to its acclaimed Winning Works choreographic competition.

Academy FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Joffrey Academy, our summer programs, and requirements for international students. Contact the Joffrey Academy directly with further questions.

For More Information, Contact:

Academy Reception

Phone 312.784.4600
Location 10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601



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