Joffrey Texas students take class from former Joffrey Ballet dancer Trinette Singleton. Photo courtesy of Joffrey Texas

Joffrey Texas, the San Antonio–based summer program established by Robert Joffrey in 1978, has partnered with national convention L.A. Dance Magic to provide competition/convention circuit dancers the opportunity to attend Joffrey's two-week ballet intensive. During L.A. Dance Magic's 15-city tour, director Jackie Sleight will select one dancer from each city to be awarded admission to the program and a partial scholarship. Dancers are required to have a strong technical foundation, with solid understanding of ballet technique. For more info, visit: joffreytexas.com.


In our June issue’s History: Lesson Plan, we learn about Robert Joffrey, American choreographer and founder of the Joffrey Ballet. Rather than relying on established company models—showcasing the work of one choreographer or solely the classics—he instead built a diverse repertory of commissions from up-and-coming choreographers and revivals of master works.

Watch the Joffrey Ballet in The Green Table. Joffrey revived this 1932 antiwar masterpiece by German choreographer Kurt Jooss in 1967, giving it new relevance and popularity in light of the Vietnam War. Joffrey commissioned Jooss to set the work on the company himself, shortly before his retirement.

Photo by Herbert Migdoll, courtesy of the Joffrey Ballet

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