Joffrey and NJCU Dance Partnership

Changing the Game for Professional Dance Training

Take Joffrey's years of success preparing students to join professional dance companies, add NJCU's academic power and you reach a level of professional dance preparation that no other schools can match.* 

High School Students: Up to Two Years of College Credits Before Graduation

Joffrey Student in Backbend

#Joffrey2020 Starting in fall 2020, high school students in the highly competitive NYC-based Joffrey Trainee Program may begin work towards an NJCU college degree. After completing the Joffrey program, they may attend NJCU and earn a B.F.A. in as little as two more years. Students will develop academically, refine their craft, and establish connections to enter the professional dance world—while having saved precious time and money.

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College Students: NJCU Degree Enhanced by Joffrey Training

Joffrey Student in Jazz Split

#BFA Prospective college students may apply directly to the NJCU-Joffrey B.F.A. in Dance program. Those accepted will earn something truly unique: A full college experience on a lively and diverse campus minutes away from NYC in Jersey City, a highly respected degree, artistic growth, and the professional training and network that only Joffrey can offer. 

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All Students: The Best Place for Dance in the World 

New York City Skyline

#NYCdance New York City is the center of the dance world. Whether in the Joffrey Trainee Program or the NJCU B.F.A. program, students will benefit from being in and around professional dance culture. That means taking classes and workshops with leading choreographers, performing on NYC stages, seeing dance companies from across the globe—and establishing professional relationships that can lead to jobs.


NJCU University Place Arts Center Rendering

#NewArtsHome As part of a public-private redevelopment project, NJCU is building a new facility that will house its Music, Dance and Theater programs as well as a world-class performing arts center. Joffrey will relocate from its current Manhattan digs to this location, and Joffrey and NJCU students alike will learn, practice, live and play in the most modern arts building in the area.

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*Pending Middle States Approval