The Joffrey Ballet


The Joffrey Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement Program was founded in 1996 and has been providing quality arts-in-education programming to Chicago’s communities ever since. Its longest-running program is the Middle School Dance Clubs program, which touches the lives of more than 3,000 people each year. Additionally, the Joffrey Ballet offers high school programs focused on presentation and stage presence, teacher development workshops, curriculum-based programs integrating dance into schools’ curricula, enticing summer programs such as the Summer Intensive at Tuley Park, lecture demonstrations, seminars, and more. Since it offers a selection of more than ten different programs each year, the schools, park districts, community organizations, and even the individuals it serves find the Joffrey Ballet's custom-tailored offerings to meet and exceed the site's specific needs and expectations.

Artistic Statement: 

Our stimulating programs are designed to provide Chicago's youth with valuable skills they can carry with them throughout their lives. We strengthen ties within Chicago's communities by teaching how to be an active participant in dance and uniting diverse peoples as they share the enjoyment of ballet. Our creative and educational programming is designed to inspire a greater appreciation for ballet while introducing participants to the benefits this art form offers.

Residency Type: 
Performance Company