A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

A Precious American Cultural Asset

Jacob's Pillow is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and a treasured 225-acre National Historic Landmark. Each Festival brings more than 50 dance companies from across the globe, offering 350+ performances, talks, and events, and attracts talented artists to the prestigious programs of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Throughout the year, the Pillow hosts Creative Development Residencies and community engagement programs, boasts an impressive historical archive of groundbreaking work, and an online dance resource enjoyed by people all over the world.

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The School at Jacob's Pillow

A premier center for pre-professional and professional dancers, The School engages students in intensive studio work, weekly showings for Festival audiences, and masterful training with world-renowned choreographers, directors, and faculty on our beautiful, historic grounds. Each of the four Professional Advancement Programs are life-enriching and career-launching.

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The Jacob'sPillow Story

Intent on legitimizing dance in America as an honorable career for men, choreographer and dancer Ted Shawn founded Jacob’s Pillow in 1931.

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“Thousands of people, of all ages, from across the United States and the world, have Jacob’s Pillow to thank for opening their horizons to dance.”

awarding Jacob’s Pillow with a 2010 National Medal of Arts

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers in Dances of the Ages, ca. 1938; photo Shapiro Studios

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