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Joffrey Ballet School Main Site Summer Program Site Audition Site

Dallas, Texas

(1 - 3 Week Sessions)

A well-rounded dancer must speak the varied languages of movement and performance. Classical ballet and modern are just the beginning of the foundation. Our Dallas program brings you a fusion of cutting edge contemporary, improvisation, jazz, and social dance, along with musical and theater arts. Here you will train with a world-class faculty who represent a diverse array of professional experiences, including Alvin Ailey, Cedar Lake, Complexions, and acclaimed Broadway and Las Vegas productions. We aim to deliver life-changing experiences for young artists and build the dancers of tomorrow

$599.00 per week

Three Weeks or More

$699.00 per week

Any Two Weeks

$799.00 per week

Any One Week

  • Week 1

    7/13/2020 – 7/17/2020

  • Week 2

    7/20/2020 – 7/24/2020

  • Week 3

    7/27/2020 – 7/31/2020

Tuition FAQ’s

  • Tuition Due at Registration: $300
  • Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.


$499.00 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.


$275.00 per week

Breakfast and Dinner Only


$99.00 per intensive

Registration fee per dancer


$125.00 per dancer

Must attend Weeks 5, 6 and 7.

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ’s


Registration Fee: $99 per intensive

  • Registration Fee Due at Registration: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.


Housing Fees: $499 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

  • Housing Due at Registration: $250
  • Resident Advisor Fee: $150 per dancer
    (Required for all dancers in housing – One time fee)
  • Chaperone Fee: $250 per dancer
    (Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13 – One time fee)
  • Housing, RA Fee & Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing – Other Fees

  • $50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
  • $50 Roommate Change Request
  • $100 Initial Roommate Request
  • $100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out


Meal Plan Fees: $275 per week

  • Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%
    (Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.)
    Only offered to dancers in housing.
  • Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

TWU Dallas: Denton

Guinn Hall: 420 University Dr., Denton, TX 76204

Dancers will be housed at Guinn Hall.

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

UNT Housing

Students will be housed in Crumley Hall, which offers 7 stories of double-occupancy rooms, with a mix of both suite and community bathroom style.UNT housing offers wireless internet, laundry rooms in each building, air conditioning, big screen TV’s in the resident hall lobby, snack and soft drink machines, courtyard with BBQ grill, public kitchenette, and games and recreation.

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with Pace Cafeteria and Panera that serves two hearty kid-friendly meals per day. Enjoy breakfast burritos with veggies, sausage, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, trail mix with dried fruit, and mixed nuts on the side. Imagine a wonderful grilled herbed chicken breast, a flavor-filled soba noodle salad with edamame and cucumber relish, bok choy, carrot ginger dressing, accompanied by a side of watermelon. The food is delicious and healthy–perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with the best food providers in the NYC area.

Pace housing students will eat at the Pace University Cafeteria

Students in all other buildings will have their meals catered by Panera which provides an array of options, including vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free choices. Panera Bread provides students with breakfast and dinner daily

Please note that lunch is NOT included in any of the meal plan. We recommend that students pack a healthy lunch and snacks to eat between meals. Due to severe food allergies, dancers are NOT permitted to pack anything with peanuts in their lunch.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower shoes, hair dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational clothes: jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

Joffrey Ballet School offers transportation to and from the airport. Our service is significantly more expensive than taking a New York City taxi, so if your dancer feels comfortable taking a taxi, we encourage them to do so. Below is an outline of fees and reflect the price one way. The cost includes tolls and driver’s tip.

Transportation to JFK, LGA, and EWR airports $150

Transportation for all international flights $200

If your student is flying as an Unaccompanied Minor through the airline (and you have already paid the Unaccompanied Minor fee through your airline), please contact:

JBS NYC Airport Transportation Coordinator


Joffrey Ballet School can only provide a chaperone to the gate if it is required by the airline. There is an additional $150 fee for this service.


There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Abigail Simon
Sebastian Vinet
Samantha Farrow
Takehiro “Take” Ueyama
Takehiro “Take” Ueyama
Kaili Bright
Kaili Bright
Zach Law Ingram
Zach Law Ingram
Bridget L. Moore
Bridget L. Moore

Joffrey Southwest Dallas Performances

Date: July 31, 2020
Time: TBA
Run Time: TBA

Braswell High School Theater
26750 E. University ∣ Aubrey, TX 76227

Tickets will be purchased at the door prior to the start of the performance date ($20 Cash Only).

Extra Attire:
Per the request of Ms. Sorzano, he requests all dancers that are in the performance to bring the extra items:

White tank top (no logos/tags removed)
White Boy Shorts- ¾ length (no logos/tags removed)
Black tank top (no logos/tags removed)
Black Boy Shorts- ¾ length (no logos/tags removed)

Skin toned cotton socks and undergarments to be worn under costumes. (Bras, underwear leotards for females) (underwear/dance belts for males)



All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance.

Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.


Pre-Check In & Orientation

Pre- Check In

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to sign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Studio Location

Texas Womans University, Denton, Texas
304 Administration Dr Denton, TX 76201

The Joffrey South/West (Dallas) program is hosted by Texas Women’s University (TWU). Our studios are located in Dance & Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL – Rooms 208 and 210) and Pioneer Hall (Studio 328). More detailed driving directions from Dallas or Fort Worth can be found at the end of the packet along with a campus map.

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

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

Orientation Times

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details on our Dance Portal. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.


You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it two weeks before your session starts.

Extra Activities

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.


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Abigail Simon

ABIGAIL SIMON is currently on the international Broadway tour of An American in Paris. Recently, Ms. Simon played the role of Louise to critical acclaim in Rob Ashford’s production of Carousel. Abigail trained at The School of American Ballet and was a member of American Ballet Theatre prior to dancing with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet company and touring as a principal guest artist.

In 2014, Abigail signed as an Ambassador/Capezio artist and now routinely models internationally, and is recognized as an international manager, guest speaker, and teacher/ballet coach. In the summer of 2017, Abigail partnered with Ray Thompson to form Simon and Thompson Entertainment. Clients include dancers from New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Royal Ballet of London, and Broadway’s An American in Paris.


Principal in Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire, the principal in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, Louise in Carousel, the principal in Ballanchine’s Baiser de la
Fee and Divertimento 15, Demi Soloist in Symphony in C, the French Girl in Mark Diamond’s American in Paris, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Monotones I, the Pas de deux from Bourneville’s Flower

Festival, Principal in Raymonda, and the Diamond pas de deux in Sleeping Beauty. With the Joffrey Ballet, Abigail has performed roles in Arpino’s Kettentanz, Mobiles, Lilac Garden, Green
Table, Ashton’s Cinderella, and Twyla Tharp’s Water Baby Bagatelle. She has danced new choreography by Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, Yuri Possokhv, Sean Curran, Stephen Mills, Jessica Lang, Benjamin Millepied and Brian Reeder. Abigail also appeared on Broadway as a guest soloist in The Phantom of the Opera. In August 2017, Abigail performed Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas with Matthew Golding as a principal guest artist at the Gala Internacional de Ballet in Santiago, Chile.

Sebastian Vinet

SEBASTIAN VINET was born in Santiago de Chile where he started his ballet training at Escuela de Ballet del Teatro Municipal de Santiago for two years under full scholarship. He moved to Houston, TX

two finish his training at Ben Stevenson Houston Ballet Academy under the direction of ballet master Cladio Munoz. In 2009 he joined the Houston Ballet and then in 2010 San Francisco Ballet. During his career, Vinet has had the privilege of working and dancing principal roles in pieces of world renown choreographers such as Marcia Haydee, Kenneth McMillan, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Helfi Tomasson, Stanto Welch, Mark Morris, Ben Sevenson, Demis Volpi, Val Caniparoli, John Cranko, to name a few. He has been invited to dance in several international ballet galas in England, Denmark.,China, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Indonesia, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia, Japan, Australia, several cities within the United States. In addition to Hungary, Canada and Switzerland where he was one of the winners and apprenticeship recipient of the 2009 Prix de Lausanne. Other awards include Premio Jovenes Lideres del diaro El Mercurio 2009, an award to Chilean artist, presented by the ambassadors of Chile in the United States. One of the most special invitations he received was in 2009 as he appeared as a special guest dancer at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Sebastian holds a parallel career as a model, appearing in campaigns for brands such as Armani, Burberry, Newman and Dolce Gabbana, and was also featured in Vogue magazine. In 2017 Vinet was the artistic director of the first international ballet gala presented at the emblematic theater in Chile, Teatro Oriente and founded his own non-profit foundation to help develop ballet in his country. In 2018 he was mentioned in Dance Australia as one of the best performances of the night during the premiere of FORTE in Melbourne, Australia. Vinet’s biggest artistic challenge and honor this year will be to artistically direct the 20th Anniversary Gala of Vogue Magazine in Mexico City. This event is considered the next Met Gala of Latin America.

Samantha Farrow

SAMANTHA FARROW began her dance training with the San Marino Dance Academy at the age of 12. To supplement her late start she attended summer programs at the American Ballet Theatre, Springboard Montreal, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and as an Alvin Ailey Fellowship student to name a few. After Graduating from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Samantha joined Cirque du Soleil moving her to China. She later returned to the States and performed with dance companies such as The Pennsylvania Ballet, Kyle Abraham’s, and Nathan Trice Rituals in NYC. Samantha has performed on Broadway with Disney’s Aladdin and as an original cast member of Escape to Margaritaville. She has toured North America with WICKED, EVITA , and ALADDIN Broadway tours. Some of her favorite film credits include the feature films Dirty Dancing ABC remake, Ted 2, and Bolden. Television highlights include Modern Love, Katy Keane, Fosse/ Verdon FX, Royal Pains, The Get Down, the 2016 Tony Awards and the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

Takehiro “Take” Ueyama

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Takehiro “Take” Ueyama moved to the United States in 1991 to study dance at the Juilliard School in New York City. Upon graduation, he was invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company, touring the world with them for 8 years.

In 2003 Ueyama debuted his first choreographic work, Tsubasa, performed with fellow Taylor dancers at the McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz, NY, and in 2005 founded TAKE Dance. He has performed repeatedly as a guest artist with Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theatre. His television and film credits include PBS’s Dance in America series (with the Taylor Company), Acts of Ardor and Dancemaker, a film by dancer/choreographer Mathew Diamond.

Having been a baseball player in Japan before fully committing to dance, Ueyama’s work blends both eastern and western sensibilities. Containing both powerful athleticism, as well as traces of his Japanese heritage by employing delicate gestures, his repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. These elements, combined with his various partnerships and collaborations with artists of other genres, lend diversity to movement, music and subject
matter. Described as both sensitive and exciting, Ueyama’s choreography ensures a place for the heart on any stage it appears, a feast for the eyes, mind and soul; it is uniquely, “TAKE”.

In 2005 Ueyama‘s work, Sakura Sakura was a prizewinner at the International Modern
Dance Choreographic Competition in Spain, and he was one of four choreographers selected for 2006 Free to Rep at Florida State University, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. In 2010 he was the first choreographer to win the S & R Foundation’s prestigious Washington Award. Ueyama received the 2015 Jadin Wong Award for Emerging Asian American choreographer by Asian American Arts Alliance.

Kaili Bright

KAILI BRIGHT is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher most known for her individual style and passion for dance. Born in Hawaii, Bright was introduced to dance at a young age to gain confidence, due to the birthmark covering half of her face. Bright has toured with Justin Bieber and appeared on the Believe Tour Documentary. She has worked in film/ television and live stage-Best Dance Crew, and has danced for Rhianna, Ariana Grande, JLO, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfield and FKA Twigs.

Zach Law Ingram

ZACH LAW INGRAM is from Miami, Florida where he graduated from New World School of the Arts. He is a National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) Gold medalist and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Ingram trained with The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Miami City Ballet, to name a few. Ingram went on to join Ailey II and soon became a founding member of Space T.U. Embrace project. Ingram has danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Armitage Gone!, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lion King Las Vegas, Lion King on Broadway, and Walt Disney World’s Festival of the Lion King. He has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Dwight Rhoden, Alonzo King, Martha Graham, Judith Jamison, Twyla Tharp, Karole Armitage, Earl Mosley, Troy Powell and Peter London.

An innovator and choreographer, Ingram has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lion King Las Vegas, Ballet Noir, DBDT-Encore!, and numerous dance studios throughout the nation. Ingram formed his own company, 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre in January of 2014.

Bridget L. Moore

BRIDGET L. MOORE (Artistic Director) is a native of Dallas, TX and Founder/Artistic Director of B. Moore Dance. Prior to serving as Artistic Director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre for the 2017-2018 season, Moore was a Visiting Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea (2014–2017), where she was invited to speak at the Korean International Symposium on arts education, diversity and cultural integration.

Moore holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The Ohio State University and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Her accomplishments as a choreographer, dancer, and educator in the arts demonstrate her commitment to the dance continuum. She has received choreographic commissions from Ailey II, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Red Clay Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance/METdance, and Urban Bush Women, to name a few.

Moore received a 2016 Princess Grace Professional Development grant for Arts Administration and in 2012, she received the Princess Grace Foundation Choreography Fellowship Award. Moore has also been featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for her Co-Directorship project, This Woman’s Work.

Moore’s professional performing career includes Ronald K. Brown’s EVIDENCE: A Dance Company, from 1999–2008. She toured nationally and internationally with the company to Cuba, London, Greece, Budapest, Amsterdam, Mexico and more.

An educator in the arts, Moore was on faculty at her alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, where she was also the

Artistic Director of the World Dance Ensemble. (2011–2014). In addition, she served as the Dance Director at Tri-Cities Visual and Performing Arts High School in Atlanta, Georgia (2008–2011).