October 25, 2018 (Becket, MA)—The School at Jacob’s Pillow, a world-renowned center for professional advancement in artistic excellence, announces 2019 programs in Contemporary Ballet, Flamenco, Contemporary, Tap, Choreography, and Dance Photography. Situated in the heart of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the longest-running dance festival in the United States, The School has been instrumental to the careers of dance artists for over 80 years, connecting them to highly-acclaimed choreographers of the day in a curriculum made current by one of the most influential international dance networks in the field—a network dancers join as School alumni.
Beginning this summer, The School at Jacob’s Pillow launches a biennial Tap Program, directed by Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia and an annual Contemporary Ballet Program, directed by Matthew Neenan and Alexandra Damiani in 2019 and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Luis Torres in 2020. Exclusively for summer 2019, Irene Rodríguez, along with international legends from Spain and Cuba, leads a rare, in-depth course in the traditions and current directions of flamenco. Additionally, Milton Myers and Didy Veldman will direct the Contemporary Program; Bebe Miller and Risa Steinberg will direct the Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program; and Rose Eichenbaum will direct the Art of Photographing Dance Workshop.
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