Alumni of The School at Jacob’s Pillow include dance luminaries such as Nikolaj Hübbe, Mia Michaels, Meredith Monk, and Robert Swinston; choreographers Sidra Bell, John Heginbotham, Emery LeCrone, Loni London, Paloma McGregor, Mark Morris, Caleb Teicher, Nelly Van Bommel; Bessie Award winners Doug Elkins, Sydnie L. Mosley, Melissa Toogood, Anna Schon, Annique Roberts; and Princess Grace Award winners Craig Black, Paige Fraser, Jacqueline Green, and Jacqulin Harris; just to name a few.

They appear in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch,” on Broadway, at The Tonys, in film, and in companies worldwide. During Festival 2021, we welcomed back 42 alumni as artistic directors, choreographers, performers, and artist faculty.

Craig Black, Contemporary Program alum & Lorna Strassler Award recipient; currently a dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago:

Calvin Royal III, Ballet Program alum & Lorna Strassler Award recipient; currently a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre:


Our Alumni Enjoy Careers With

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Patrick Coker, Jacqueline Green, Jacquelin Harris, Ashley Mayeux, Belen Pereyra, Christopher R. Wilson, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Shualb Elhassan, Alvaro Montelongo, American Ballet Theatre Calvin Royal III, Atlanta Ballet Spencer Wetherington, Ballet BC Sarah Pippin, Justin Rapaport, Kaylin Sturtevant, Ballet Hispánico Chris Bloom, Mariano Zamora González, Laura Lopez, Hugo Pizano, Lenai Wilkerson Ballet West Robert Fowler, Olivia Gusti, Jake Preece Boston Ballet Lauren Herfindahl, My’Kal Stromile, Brian Brooks/Moving Company Evan Fisk, Spencer James Weidie, Noelle Hauptmann-Anderson, Caleb Teicher & Company Caleb Teicher, Naomi Funaki, Macy Sullivan, Camille A. Brown & Dancers Maleek Washington, Winston Dynamite Brown, Chase Brock Experience Jane Abbott, Dean De Luna, Amber Pickens, Macy Sullivan, Caleb Teicher, Chloe Arnold’s Apartment 33 Vikas Arun, Jabu Graybeal, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Emma Branson, Larissa Geszke, Dance Theatre of Harlem Micah Bullard, Daphne Lee, Christopher Charles McDaniel, Dylan Santos, Delaney Washington Dorrance Dance Elizabeth Burke, Luke Hickey, Leonardo Sandoval, Dutch National Ballet Riho Sakamoto, Clara Superfine, Emily Johnson/Catalyst Ashley Pierre-Louis, Finnish National Ballet Aapo Kokkonen, Vanessa Lai, Francesa Loi, Flamenco y Sol Glenda Sol Koeraus, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Mary Baird, Luciana Farias, Laura Peralta, Leslie Roybal, Glenda Sol Koeraus, Ra Ruiz Leon, Maya de Silva, Xianix Barrera, Gibney Company Nigel Campbell, Jesse Obremski, Grand Rapids Ballet Madison Massara Houston Ballet Aoi Fujiwara, Madison Russo, Connor Walsh, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Craig D. Black Jr., Jacquelin Burnett, Michael Garcia, Alysia Johnson, Joffrey Ballet Dylan Gutierrez, Brooke Linford, Graham Maverick, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal Hannah Kate Galbraith, Ausia Jones, Loni Landon Dance Projects Loni Landon, Nicole von Arx, Louisville Ballet Simone Muhammad, M.A.D.D. Rhythms Izaiah Harris Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble Lesley Garrison, Laurel Lynch, Martha Graham Dance Company Anne O’Donnell, Lorenzo Pagano, Miami City Ballet Julian Goodwin-Ferris, Luiz Silva, ODC/Dance Mia J. Chong, Simon Schuh,  Oklahoma City Ballet Nikolas Gaifullin, Joseph Hetzer, Oregon Ballet Theatre Priyana Acharya, Coco Alvarez-Mena, Rachel Nash, Pam Tanowitz Dance Kara Chan, Christine Flores,Victor Lozano, Melissa Toogood, Philadelphia Ballet Marjorie Feiring, Jack Thomas, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Colin Heininger, Jerard Palazo, Joslin Vezeau, Phantom of the Opera Courtney Liu, Raymond Pinto, Portland Ballet Jackson Gormley, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Maya Addie, Kathleen Latuiri Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE Demetrius Burns, Annique Roberts, Royal Swedish Ballet Felicia Andersson Royal Winnipeg Ballet Katie Bonnell, Tymin Keown, Eolizabeth Lamont, Liam Saito, Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project Sarah Reich, Subject:Matter Ian Berg, April Nieves, Jackson Clayton, Adriana Ogle Washington Ballet Nardia Boodoo, Samara Rittinger, Stephanie Sorota, YY Dance Company Erika Choe, Lissa Smith, ZEST Collective Dance Gentry Isaiah George, Cajai Fellows Johnson, Jerard Palazo, Jesse Obremski

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Guest Choreographer Kyle Abraham & Participants of the Contemporary Program; photo Christopher Duggan