The JoffreyRED Contemporary Ballet Pre-Professional Program, in association with BalletRED, is a fused training ground for an elite group of advanced dancers worldwide led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Josie Walsh.

Conservatory Training


Los Angeles


Post-Secondary Certificate Program

What is the


Contemporary Ballet
Pre-Professional Program

What exactly IS our year-round Pre-Professional Program, and why is it one of the best ways for a young aspiring dancer to pursue a dance career?

The JoffreyRED Contemporary Ballet Pre-Professional Program, in association with BalletRED, is a fused training ground for an elite group of advanced dancers worldwide led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Josie Walsh.

Fostering creative collaborations with up-and-coming choreographers, our elite dancers will premiere original contemporary full-length works created on them by our cutting-edge choreographers throughout the season. In addition, our dancers will work in tandem with BalletRED productions when the company is in season.

Our Choreographer residencies allow our students to train and receive mentorship in their unique contemporary techniques during class, which will go into an in-depth rehearsal process. These residencies will culminate into entirely produced cutting-edge concert dance shows three times a year.

The JoffreyRED Contemporary Ballet Pre-Professional Program is an artistic hub of rigorous classical and contemporary training, choreography, performing, exploration, and pushing the boundaries of creativity.

JoffreyRED cultivates highly skilled, versatile artists with strong voices to become the next generation of creative leaders.

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Where is it?

Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, California | 15040 Oxnard St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 United States
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World Class


Here you will train with a world-class faculty who represent a diverse array of professional experiences!
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Josie Walsh

Josie Walsh


Evan Swenson


Andrew Brader


Akilah Brooks


Maddi Burg


Christian Denice


Angela Lee Rebelo


Michael Waldrop


Zak Ryan Schlegel


Jessica Lee Keller

But what about


Conservatory Training Program


Laurel Springs School
Joffrey Ballet School is partnering with Laurel Springs School. Students are not required to attend but must be enrolled in a state-recognized academic program.

Additional Options:
A low-cost option for students to finish their schooling needs or GED. However, students may choose to continue their academic education at their home school or the school of their choice.

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Path to Success

Companies where Artist Director Josie Walsh has mentored dancers:
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Netherlands Dance Theatre
  • Zurich Ballet
  • English National
  • Boston Ballet
  • Norwegian National
  • Hamburg Ballet
  • Complexions
  • Houston Ballet
  • Ballet West
  • Geneva Ballet
Fully Produced


JoffreyRED dancers will perform in entirely produced shows three times per year. The dancers have the opportunity to perform a diverse range of repertoire by Artistic Director Josie Walsh and a variety of acclaimed choreographers.

Dancer Life

at Joffrey

The dancers will begin their day with a classical ballet technique class as a solid foundation to spring forth from into their contemporary disciplines in the afternoon. Our rigorous classes are designed for serious students preparing them for a professional dance career. At JoffreyRED, we empower our students to explore their artistic voices cultivating the next generation of leaders.

*Performance Studies to include, but not limited to:

  • Guest Choreography
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition/Wellness/Injury Prevention

"Day in the Life" Example Schedule #1

Ballet Technique
9:00-10:30 AM
Pointe/Partnering/Men’s Technique
10:30-11:30 AM
11:30am – 12:00pm
12:00-1:30 PM
*Performance Studies
1:30-3:30 PM

"Day in the Life" Example Schedule #2

Progressive Ballet Technique
9:00-10:00 AM
Ballet Technique
10:00-11:30 AM
11:30am – 12:00pm
Cultural Dance
12:00-1:00 PM
1:00-2:00 PM
*Performance Studies
2:00-3:30 PM
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Residence Life

at Joffrey

Los Angeles, California

Location: To be announced
Address: To be announced

Available for students 14 and older.

At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting, diverse life. Our students will house together in apartments where they can learn, grow and make life-changing connections and memories.

The student apartments are located in the suburbs of Sherman Oaks and are within a short walking distance from our dance studio. Students will have access to a bundle of amenities as well as indoor and outdoor common areas. Our resident assistant will be available to students and parents 24 hours a day and assist by providing support and guidance along the way.

All of our students also enjoy access to our exclusive student life programs and events. The events include site tours, world-class workshops, trips to museums, and dance productions. *All events are contingent on availability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although it is not required, we highly recommend that students room together.

The exact location of the apartments and the buildings' specific amenities will be updated shortly.



  • Furnished apartments.
  • Oven, stove, fridge and microwave in each apartment.
  • Laundry facilities in the building.
  • AC unit in each bedroom.
  • Wifi and utilities provided.
  • Live-in housing staff.

  • Indoor & outdoor common area.
  • Safe and family friendly neighborhood.
  • Several grocery stores and restaurants are within walking distance.
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JoffreyRED Registrar
Hanro Janse van Rensburg
NYC Housing Director
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High School Academic Liaison
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Artistic Director – JoffreyRED
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Tuition & Pricing

Los Angeles



Per Term

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

  • US Citizens & Permanent Residents
  • No International Program Available
  • Annual Tuition: $16,500

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Per Term

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

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Additional Costs & Fees


New Students
Application FEE

This fee will go towards the first term's tuition. $50 refundable upon cancellation.
Performance FEE

Per year or $375 per term


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