Joffrey Ballet School
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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A Letter From The Sugar Plum Fairy
Dec04

A Letter From The Sugar Plum Fairy

Dear Aspiring Ballerinas,

With Nutcracker performances right around the corner, this is such a fun and exciting time, but it is also a time for hard work and sacrifice. This year we have been given the exciting opportunity to perform the principle role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Joffrey Ballet School’s production of The Nutcracker. It’s been a difficult and exhausting process, but also a very rewarding one. There have been times when we weren’t sure how the role was going to come together. Days when we were sore and tired and felt like nothing was working,. These times truly test your ability as a dancer. The times when you must push through even though you feel you can’t. These are the moments you become stronger.

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TweetChat Recap: Pointe Shoe Problems @BlochDanceUSA
Nov09

TweetChat Recap: Pointe Shoe Problems @BlochDanceUSA

As dancers, we have all had a pointe shoe problem before. Ingrown toenails, ill-fitting shoes, blisters… the list goes on. We recently chatted with Susie Riefenhauser from Bloch Dance on Twitter to answer all of your pointe shoe questions! Here you can read through the conversation and see all the great advice they had to offer.

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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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