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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 (students must be enrolled on performance track) at the prestigious Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, located on campus. In addition, there will be an audition technique class with some of LA’s 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

Josie Walsh is the Artistic Director / Choreographer of BalletRED, “Project Protégé” and the Joffrey Ballet School in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Josie has danced professionally with the Joffrey Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Zurich Ballet in Switzerland where she began her choreographic career. Moving onto several freelance projects throughout Europe she returned to Los Angeles and integrated this vast background into the commercial as well as concert dance world. 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, awarded the “Outstanding Choreography Award 2016 at the Youth American Grand Prix and honored with the endorsement from the Los Angeles Times as “Faces to Watch 2014” for Dance.

Josie directs and choreographs for TV, film and stage. Commercial Credits include: Walt Disney “Tinkerbell”, A&E The Cleaner “Cinderella”, “YAHOO” national commercial, UTV international movie logo identity, STARZ “Torchwood”, MGM movie premiere “Bullet Proof Monk”, CBS “That’s Life”, Red Bull “Formula One”, LA Music Awards, Paul Mitchell Industrial, “Inappropriate Comedy” feature film, “Get Ur Ballet On” and “OMG she’s a REAL Ballerina” music videos for Jealous Angel, “Pilgrim” Rock Opera, Asia Entertainment, Queen Mary Live, Focus Fish Flying Circus, Project Angel Food.

CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMMISSIONS: “Dreams” with Rock Legend Sammy Hagar live for Gala De Danza, “Intertwined” Ballet West/YAGP Gala, “Convergence” Gala De Danza, “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.

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Dates and Times

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

Possible Locations/Studios

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

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

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.