Your dream
is here

Welcome to your future in dance.
The Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program provides artists ages 13 – 25, a solid foundation for a career in dance.

Conservatory Training
Certificate Program

All Ages

Bachelor of Fine Arts

High School Graduates

Dual Credit Program

High School Students

Two Locations

New York & Texas
What is the

   Trainee
     Program

Several of our Joffrey Ballet School success stories share the same plot. These featured dancers began their journeys as our summer intensive students, who were then selected to join us for our year-round Trainee Program.

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

Joffrey Ballet School offers a year-round training ground for pre-professional artists in a multitude of dance disciplines. You have the choice of study at Joffrey Ballet School, either Ballet or Jazz & Contemporary. The goal is to train dancers to work professionally, but most of the top ballet schools around the country do not have this vast range in training. They are focused primarily on a single discipline, and at Joffrey Ballet School we recognize the need for versatility.

Our goal is to create a highly employable dancer. Dancers are here to embrace a future in dance, and we are here to help guide them on a successful career path.

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Where is it?

Program Location

We offer two options for location.
Dancers from all over the world can choose either program to reap the benefits of the rigorous schedule as well as inspiration from the culture of their new home.

New York City
New York

The New York Trainee Programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, and are available to dancers between the ages of 13 and 25. Merit scholarships and financial aid are available to all students.

The Trainee Program is 4 years in length. Our affiliation with New Jersey City University (NJCU) provides the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. If entering the program as a high school student, dancers are expected to be working toward high school graduation. Dancers that have completed two years of high school can earn college credit toward their BFA from NJCU while working concurrently toward their high school diploma.

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Dallas
Texas

The Texas Trainee Program maintains the same focus on excellence as our NYC Trainee Programs, but in a location that allows us to provide the training at a considerably lower cost. The Housing and Tuition cost is $18,000 less per year than our New York Programs. Merit scholarships and financial aid are also available.

The Texas Trainee Program has the same age requirements, accepting the serious dancer between the ages of 13 and 25. As with our New York City Programs, Texas Trainees are expected to either have completed their high school graduation requirements, or to be working toward completion. High school credits can be earned online, and study time is allotted each day for Joffrey Ballet School Housing students.

More about the NYC Program
World Class

Faculty

Here you will train with a world-class faculty who represent a diverse array of professional experiences!
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But what about

Academics

Attend Joffrey and earn your

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Conservatory Training Certificate Program

All Ages

Bachelor of Fine Arts

High School Graduates

Dual Credit Program

Highschool Students

Earn up to 3 years of college credit while still in high school!

Joffrey has entered into a very exciting partnership with New Jersey City University (NJCU) and we are now able to offer our students the ability to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree through a joint program starting this year at the school.

Dancers can receive the exceptional training that the Joffrey Ballet School is known for and at the same time work towards a college degree. This is an amazing opportunity for any dancer. A college degree opens up so many doors and gives dancers an advantage not only in their dance career, but after that career is done.

What is unique about this program?

It allows our students who are still in high school to start earning credits towards their BFA while they are still in high school. Dancers in high school can earn up to three years of credit towards the program.

To put this into perspective a high school student entering the program in their sophomore year would be able to earn 3 years worth of dance credits by the time they finish high school. They would enter the NJCU/Joffrey BFA program with 3 years of dance credits. They would be able to complete their degree at NJCU with one more year of dance credits and 36 academic credits. Student’s also have the ability to transfer in AP credits to reduce the academic courses required.

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High School

The Joffrey Ballet School and The Keystone School have formed a partnership to provide a second-to-none academic offering with our Keystone at JBS Blended Program. Together we have created a flexible academic model structured for students to physically and academically perform at an elite level. The Keystone School is a fully accredited, teacher supported, diploma granting private school of K12 Inc., a leader in the growing field of online and blended learning.

Keystone students at Joffrey are awarded additional high school credit for their dancing and coursework, allowing their academic transcripts to reflect Joffrey’s rigorous training.

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Matthew Slattery
Boston Ballet
Stephan Azulay
Nevada Ballet
Shaine Wire
Charlotte Ballet
Patrick Ward
Sarasota Ballet
Cristina Weimer
Ballet West
Kathryn Meeusen
Ballet San Antonio
Imani Williams
Florida Dance Theater
Erika Citrin
JKing Dance Company
Starr Dee
Movedipr
Chyrstyn Fentroy
Boston Ballet
Natalia Lemus
Compañía Nacional De Danza
Jiryeong Cho
Wise Ballet Theater
Catherine Rogers
Madison Ballet
Cristina Commisso
Osnabruck Theater
Luna Sayag
Cleveland Ballet
Victor Smith
Charlottesville Ballet
Paige White
Ballet Met of Houston
Ana Lucía Liedo
Ballet de Jalisco
Austap Klymko
American Repertory Ballet
Giulia Morgando
Bellini Junior Company
Let us set you on the

 Path to
  Success

Fully Produced

Performances

See highlights below from our trainees in performance. Performance opportunities are offered both in fully produced shows in theaters and also smaller, intimate studio showcases.

Dancer Life

at Joffrey

"Day in the Life" of a Ballet Trainee

Ballet Technique
8:30 – 10:00am
Pointe or Men's Class
10:15 – 11:00am
Lunch
11:30am – 12:45pm
Anatomy
12:45 – 1:45pm
Ballet Repertory
2:00 – 3:30pm
Rehearsal/Performance Studies
3:45pm – 5:15pm

"Day in the Life" of a Jazz & Contemporary Trainee

Ballet Technique
9:00 – 10:30am
Contemporary Technique
10:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch
12:00 – 1:00pm
Anatomy
1:00 – 2:00pm
Theater Dance
2:30 – 4:00pm
Performance Studies
4:30 – 6:00pm
Days filled with Dance
See what Dancers are   Saying

Live well, Dance well!

At Joffrey, housing is like a second home. We work together to create a welcoming environment where the student dorm life is filled with great activities and friendship building. Your time will be filled with joyful moments and life-long friends.

Below, you can see our historic New York City Studio and comfortable Texas Trainee Housing

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Angelica Stiskin
Artistic Director – Jazz & Contemporary NYC
Era Jouravlev
Artistic Director – Ballet NYC
Thelma Flores
Artistic Director – Dallas
Registrar
NYC & Texas Registrar
Hanro Janse van Rensburg
NYC Housing Director
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Speak with a BFA Representative
Tia Feather
High School Academic Liaison
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Tuition & Pricing

New York     Texas

New York City

Tuition

$10,450

Per Term

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

  • US Citizens & Permanent Residents
  • Additional $500/term for International Students
  • Anual Tuition: $20,900 Domestic | $21,900 International
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Housing

$9,488

Per Term

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

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Additional Costs & Fees

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

$411
Per academic credit for NJCU General Education Classes. Academic classes generally are 3 credits in total, $1,233. Students take between 1 & 2 academic classes per semester.
REGISTRATION FEE

$75
New Students
Application FEE

$150
This fee will go towards the first term's tuition. $50 refundable upon cancellation.
International Visa FEE

$100
For new students, $50 for returning students.
Performance FEE

$600
Per year or $300 per term
HOUSING SECURITY DEPOSIT

$500
HOUSING RA Fee

$675
 
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Dallas

Tuition

$5,299

Per Term

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

  • US Citizens & Permanent Residents
  • No International Program Available
  • Annual Tuition $10,598
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Housing

$3,250

Per Term

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

  • Rental Term: 9 Months (Sept – May)
  • Annual Housing Cost: $6,500
  • Contact us for Addiiontal Information
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Schedule a call today to speak with the Registrar

Additional Costs & Fees

REGISTRATION FEE

$75
New Students
Application FEE

$150
This fee will go towards the first term's tuition. $50 refundable upon cancellation.
Performance FEE

$600
Per year or $300 per term
HOUSING SECURITY DEPOSIT

$500
HOUSING RA Fee

$700
 
Download 2020/21 Texas Pricing Sheet