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ballet trainee program
new york city (ages 13 - 25)

The Ballet Trainee Program of the Joffrey Ballet School is a four year program that is both competitive and intensive. From September through May, this program trains dancers in the classical ballet technique and artistry required for an active career in a professional company. The program demands a deep commitment on the part of the students and is recommended only to those students who are dedicated to working diligently and exclusively towards a professional career in dance.

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artistic director


Era Jouravlev 

Artistic Director of the Ballet Trainee Program

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Download the 2016-2017 Calendar

semester dates

1st Semester: Sept 14, 2016 - Jan 27, 2017

Dormitory check in date - Sunday, September 11th

Orientation dates -
Housing Orientation: Sunday, September 11th at 7pm in 850 West End Avenue.
Program Orientation: Monday, September 12th at 10am.

2nd Semester: Jan 30, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Dormitory check out date - Sunday, May 28th

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |   Days: Monday - Friday 

trainee handbook
please download for full details on our programs

Fall 2016 Handbook will be uploaded on September 1, 2016.


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