Deep in the
of Texas

Texas Trainee Program
The Joffrey 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!

Conservatory Training
Certificate Program

All Ages
What is the Texas


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?

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.

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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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But what about



Conservatory Training Certificate Program

All Ages

Dual Credit Program for Middle & High School Students

The Joffrey Ballet School recommends the Keystone program for dancers still in high school. 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
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
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 Path to

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
11:30am – 12:45pm
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
12:00 – 1:00pm
1:00 – 2:00pm
Theater Dance
2:30 – 4:00pm
Performance Studies
4:30 – 6:00pm
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Residence Life

at Joffrey

Plano, Texas

Heritage at Lakeside
5900 Baywater Drive, Plano, TX 75093

Available for students 13 and older.

At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting and diverse student life. Our community provides a peaceful environment without the distraction of a large city where students can learn, grow and make life changing connections and memories.

The student apartments are located in the suburbs of Dallas 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 live-in Housing staff are 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 stay at the student apartments.



  • Furnished apartments.
  • Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops.
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment.
  • Dishwasher in each apartment.
  • Walk-in closet.
  • Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living rooms.
  • Wifi and utilities provided.
  • Live-in housing staff.

  • Indoor & outdoor common areas with sparkling swimming pool.
  • 24-hour Emergency Maintenance.
  • 48-hour Maintenance Commitment.
  • Neighborhood feel.

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Thelma Flores
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High School Academic Liaison
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Tuition & Pricing




Per Term

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

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

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Per Term

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

  • Rental Term: 9 Months (Sept – May)
  • Annual Housing Cost: $6,500
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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 $300 per term


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