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Joffrey Ballet School Success Stories: Tovi Wayne

Tovi is currently a featured performer on Broadway with the mega-hit production of Mean Girls. A latecomer to the world of dance, Tovi has achieved his dreams through dedication and hard work (he used to paint the hallways and take out the trash at the Joffrey as a side job!).

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Amber Weissman

For Amber Weissman, who graduated from Joffrey Ballet School in May of 2019, dance led her to a contract with RWS Entertainment Group, as a performer in RWS’s production of The Charlie Brown Christmas Spectacular in Mason, Ohio.

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Angelina Barbosa

I caught up with 18 year old Angelina Barbosa on the phone one late January afternoon on her way to the studio from an audition. After taking a short break following the close of her last show, Angelina was back to work, auditioning for her next role but eager to answer a few questions and share her experiences with the next generation of Joffrey summer dance intensive students. 

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Joffrey Ballet School Summer Dance Intensive Success Story – Kenedy Kallas

Kenedy attended the Joffrey San Francisco summer dance intensive for two summers, in 2014 and 2015 when she was just 14 and 15 years old. Coming from a competition dance studio, Kenedy hadn’t yet discovered her love for classical and contemporary ballet or concert dance. Her experience with the Joffrey led to her choosing to become a concert dancer. 

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Joffrey Ballet School Summer Dance Intensives in the Southeast: Georgia

Georgia is home to the Joffrey South Ballet and Jazz summer dance intensives, hosted on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The ballet intensive is held from June 1 through June 26, 2020, while the jazz and contemporary intensive is held June 15 through June 26.

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Joffrey Ballet School Success Stories: Tovi Wayne

Tovi is currently a featured performer on Broadway with the mega-hit production of Mean Girls. A latecomer to the world of dance, Tovi has achieved his dreams through dedication and hard work (he used to paint the hallways and take out the trash at the Joffrey as a side job!).

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Amber Weissman

For Amber Weissman, who graduated from Joffrey Ballet School in May of 2019, dance led her to a contract with RWS Entertainment Group, as a performer in RWS’s production of The Charlie Brown Christmas Spectacular in Mason, Ohio.

Read More...

Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Angelina Barbosa

I caught up with 18 year old Angelina Barbosa on the phone one late January afternoon on her way to the studio from an audition. After taking a short break following the close of her last show, Angelina was back to work, auditioning for her next role but eager to answer a few questions and share her experiences with the next generation of Joffrey summer dance intensive students. 

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Joffrey Ballet School Summer Dance Intensive Success Story – Kenedy Kallas

Kenedy attended the Joffrey San Francisco summer dance intensive for two summers, in 2014 and 2015 when she was just 14 and 15 years old. Coming from a competition dance studio, Kenedy hadn’t yet discovered her love for classical and contemporary ballet or concert dance. Her experience with the Joffrey led to her choosing to become a concert dancer. 

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Student Spotlight: Youth Ensemble Member Hannah Eng

Last October, was especially exciting. I was asked to be in JBS’s Youth Ensemble – it was like a dream! We have been able to perform a few times so far and it has been a wonderful opportunity for me. The first time we performed, we only had a few days to prepare. I thought it was fun to have to rush to learn the dance – it was hard but it was also so fun.

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Joffrey’s California Summer Dance Intensives

Joffrey’s San Francisco Contemporary Ballet summer dance intensive is a fusion of the highest level of classical ballet technique, pointe, contemporary ballet, modern and contemporary dance preparing dancers for the professional concert dance world both classical and contemporary as well as the demanding college circuit.

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What is the Best Summer Dance Intensive for You?

Whether you’re a parent of a dancer or a young dancer yourself, choosing the best summer dance intensive for a beginner, intermediate or advanced level dancer can be a bit challenging. Fortunately, at the Joffrey Ballet School we offer something for everyone, so it’s easy to find a program that is suitable for you as long as you understand some of the criteria you should consider.

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#GoTheJoffreyDistance: Matthew Prescott’s Audition Tips

Ask and you shall receive! We asked our readers what they’d like to see more of and audition tips was the #1 answer. Here are some fabulous tips from our favorite musical theater intensive director, Matthew Prescott!

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#GotheJoffreyDistance: Josie Walsh’s Audition Tips

Audition season is well under way and our teachers want to give you some feedback! We asked some JBS summer intensive directors to share their tips on how to have a great audition and we’re going to share them with you one by one. First up, Josie Walsh Director of the San Francisco and Los Angeles Jazz & Contemporary intensives!

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