Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2024

Shawn L. Stevens and Friends

June 26, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
An enrolled member of the Stockbridge Munsee band of Mohicans, Shawn L. Stevens and Friends will open Festival 2024 with his multifaceted talents as a musician, dancer, and storyteller.

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Shawn L. Stevens; photo courtesy of artist

Les Ballets Trockadero
de Monte Carlo

June 26-30 , 2024 | Ted Shawn Theatre
Festival 2024 opens with the trailblazing comic ballet and modern dance company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (the “Trocks”), performing the second act of Swan Lake plus their singular take on Paquita.

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

June 27-28, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
Showcasing their full-length work A M.A.D.D. Mixtape, a combination of the rhythmic connection of Tap and Footwork, M.A.D.D. (Making A Difference Dancing) Rhythms is committed to bringing tap history and culture front-and-center for youth in underserved communities and unexpected places.

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms; photo courtesy of artist

The School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Ballet Performance Ensemble

June 29, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
Performances by The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble provide an inside look at The School experience and feature repertoire created on the dancers by leading choreographers who serve as program faculty.

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The School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Ballet Performance Ensemble; photo by Becca Oviatt

The Royal Ballet (Outdoor)

July 3-7, 2024 | Henry J. Leir Stage
One of the most famous and celebrated companies in the world, The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom will appear at Jacob’s Pillow for the first time, as the company’s sole stop in the U.S. in 2024. This summer’s program will feature a series of solos and duets from classical repertoire and works by Frederick Ashton, Wayne McGregor, and Christopher Wheeldon.

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The Royal Ballet; photo Andrej Uspenski

Explore The Pillow

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 Dance of the Ages, 1938; Photo Shapiro Studios

Dance With Us On Social

Three dancers are mid-leap on an outdoor stage.
A shirtless dancer wearing a bucket hat entwines his arms over his head against a black background. Other dancers are visible behind him.
A small red-haired girl holds a flower with her back to the camera. A smiling woman is looking down at her and smiling.
Two female dancers are in front of the Ted Shawn Theatre. The dancer on the left stands smiling at the camera and the dancer on the right is mid-leap with her arms extended back and leg extended forward.
Two ballet dancers pose outdoors with trees visible behind them. The female dancer on the left wears white and leans her torso and head towards the camera, while the male dancer wearing red on her right supports her.
Two men stand in front with their arms around each other in front of a red barn.
Four dancers performing in an open air venue with trees behind them.
A male breakdancer holds himself up on his forearms with his legs in the air on an indoor stage. An audience is visible in the background.