Joffrey Ballet School
Student Spotlight: Jermaine Turnbow: A 2014 Summer Scholarship Recipient
Jan26

Student Spotlight: Jermaine Turnbow: A 2014 Summer Scholarship Recipient

Check out this inspiring video from 2014 summer scholarship recipient Jermaine Turnbow – who has overcome many challenges in his life to follow his passion to dance. Joffrey Ballet School student spotlights bring you closer to the students at our school that are just like you! Real stories from real dancers that inspire you to always give one hundred percent, check out the #MyJoffreyLife tab for more Student Spotlights!

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#RisetoJBSChallenge Winners Announced!
Jan19

#RisetoJBSChallenge Winners Announced!

We received an outpouring of videos for this contest and we want to congratulate all of the contestants! Thank you for sharing your passion, talent and enthusiasm with us. It was so much fun to watch all of you dance, but after much deliberation, we have made up our mind. All eight winners have been awarded a 2-week summer scholarship to the JBS summer intensive of their choice (international intensives excluded). Without further ado, we present our 2014 #RisetoJBSChallenge Video Contest Winners:

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How to Fouetté Through Flu-Season
Dec16

How to Fouetté Through Flu-Season

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?! Flu season can get the healthiest of dancers down, and we’re always more susceptible to sickness during times of high stress… hello tech week! Even though we can’t completely prevent ourselves from getting sick, there are certain things we can do to decrease our chances, and if those measures fail, there are simple ways to decrease the severity and length of most flu-season illnesses.

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Student Spotlight: Bald Ballerina Maggie Kudirka Grande Jetes Over Cancer
Nov03

Student Spotlight: Bald Ballerina Maggie Kudirka Grande Jetes Over Cancer

We recently sat down with our very own, Maggie Kudirka, the Bald Ballerina. A dancer in our Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Maggie was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in June 2014 at the age of 23. In this intimate interview we discuss her journey from diagnoses to today and what she hopes to accomplish with her new initiative. Take a look!

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Why I Do What I Do: Shaping the 21st Century Dancer
Oct29

Why I Do What I Do: Shaping the 21st Century Dancer

Being that versatile dancer who can bounce from technique to technique, and style to style with specificity and artistry is the dancer that will work consistently, finding the joy that dancing provides, and the bank account that consists of a checking account, and a savings account.

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