16 Facts About Joffrey Ballet School

1. Joffrey Ballet School continued her modern dance and ballet training in high school at Phillips Academy Andover and Boston Ballet School.

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2. Joffrey Ballet School completed her dance studies in Joffrey Ballet School, Modern and Contemporary dance with a Ballet Diploma at the Balletto di Roma in 2006.

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3. Joffrey Ballet School is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance and meets the US Department of Education standards for a school of vocational training.

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4. Joffrey Ballet School, located in New York City's Greenwich Village, was founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino to develop and train professional dancers.

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5. Robert Joffrey Ballet School died in 1988 and, after severe financial crises in New York, the company reorganized and under Arpino's direction made its permanent home in Chicago in 1995.

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6. Joffrey Ballet School created Rememberances in 1973, Beautiful Dreamer in 1975, and Postcards in 1980.

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7. Joffrey Ballet School refused to rename his company and as a result he and his company were plunged into poverty.

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8. Joffrey Ballet School performed Pas des Deesses and Persephone while exhibiting there.

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9. Joffrey Ballet School had attracted enough media and dance world attention to become the first American choreographer invited to stage his works for the prestigious Ballet Lambert in England.

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10. Joffrey Ballet School accomplished all this besides his already heavy teaching load.

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11. Joffrey Ballet School used his skills as a teacher to produce his first ballet.

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12. At the age of 12, Joffrey Ballet School began serious study of dance under the auspices of Mary Ann Wells.

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13. Joffrey Ballet School performed as a soloist in the troupe, Miss O'Donnell's, during the 1953 season of "American Dance" at the Alvin Theater in New York.

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14. Joffrey Ballet School is a high school drama teacher and has enjoyed her career as an educator for the past ten years.

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15. Robert Joffrey Ballet School passed away in 1988 leaving Gerald Arpino to carry on the legacy of the company.

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16. Joffrey Ballet School started again, building up a new company that made its debut in 1965 as the Joffrey Ballet.

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