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Los Angeles (Ages 9 – 25)

Joffrey West

This premiere summer intensive program located in Los Angeles features International Star Master Instructors and State of the Art facilities. Preparing dancers for both the concert dance as well as commercial dance world, Joffrey West offers a wide variety of classes such as ballet (daily), pointe, contemporary, jazz, hip hop to world dance such as African, Bollywood and Latin Fusion to name a few.
Joffrey West culminates in a major performance (must enroll on performance track) at the prestigious Valley Performing Arts Center complete with a glamorous Hollywood style pre show party. There will be talks with Americas top Hollywood film, stage and television dance agents who will also attend the culminating Joffrey West Performance.

An unforgettable experience, Joffrey West is a world leader in summer dance studies.

Artistic Director

Artistic Director of Joffrey West and Joffrey San Francisco

Also instructing in the Joffrey Experience.

Josie Walsh is the Artistic Director / Choreographer of Los Angeles based Ballet RED and former professional ballerina of the Joffrey Ballet, Zurich Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre.  Known as the “Renegade” ballerina for her cutting edge hybrid style of edgy classical and contemporary ballet fusion, Josie is infamous for transcending boundaries and setting new trends.  Josie was named “25 to watch” by Dance Magazine as well as chosen by the Los Angeles Times as “Faces to watch 2014” for dance.  She has danced worldwide during her long successful and diverse career as a ballerina and her choreography spanned from the Zurich Opera, moving on to several freelance projects throughout Europe before returning to Los Angeles where she integrated this vast background into the commercial as well as concert dance world.

Josie directs and choreographs for TV, film and stage. Credits include: “YAHOO” national commercial, Walt Disney “Tinkerbell”, A&E The Cleaner “Cinderella”, UTV international logo identity, STARZ “Torchwood”, MGM movie premiere “Bullet Proof Monk”, CBS “That’s Life”, Red Bull “Formula One”, LA Music Awards, Paul Mitchell Industrial, Zurich Opera, “Get Ur Ballet On” and “OMG she’s a REAL Ballerina” music videos for Jealous Angel, “Inappropriate Comedy” feature film, “Pilgrim” Rock Opera, Asia Entertainment, Queen Mary Live, Focus Fish Flying Circus, Project Angel Food. CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMMISSIONS: “Eternity” Gala De Danza, “Texture of Time” Festival Ballet Theatre, “Secret Garden” (full length) State Street Ballet and Festival Ballet Theatre, “Bach to Rock” State Street Ballet, “Sirens” Los Angeles Ballet, “Transmutation“ Los Angeles Ballet, “Timeless” Joffrey SF, “Marine Machines” Joffrey West, “Lingogo” Joffrey West”,“Luminate” Luminario Ballet, “Deconstructed” Harvard Ballet, “Taming of the Shrew” Aeolian Ballet, “Found” & “Internal Affairs” Celebrate Dance, “Artemis” Santa Monica College, MyoKyo™ RED full length Renegade Rock Ballet productions: Urban Angels, Concrete Rose, Garden of Reason, Image-Nation, Gone with the Whim, Avalon and Carnivinyl.

Josie teaches master classes in contemporary dance, classical as well as contemporary ballet worldwide.  Her unique and progressive approach to ballet, rooted in a strong classical base, fuses contemporary and modern principles in such a way that connects the dancers technically while opening them up artistically through the ballet syllabus and beyond. “Freedom within the structure”- Josie Walsh.

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Dates and Times

06/13/16 – 07/22/16
Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm  |   Days: Monday – Friday


California State University – Northridge
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St Northridge, CA 91330

Program Registration

Ages 9 – 25

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Audition Required:
2 years of Ballet & 2 years of Jazz & Contemporary Dance. Minimum of 1 year of Pointe – Proficiency, two years preferred. We do offer non-pointe levels.