Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow connects dance educators, college dance students, classroom teachers, and professional dancers to the DEL model of dance education—situated alongside Jacob’s Pillow’s year-round resources as a center for dance research and development, including state-of-the-art studio spaces, unparalleled dance Archives, In Process Series showings as a part of Pillow Lab artist residencies, housing, and a retreat-like atmosphere.
Read about the founder of DEL and the DEL at Jacob’s Pillow faculty in their bios below.
Jody Gottfried Arnhold
Jody Gottfried Arnhold, M.A., C.M.A., Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) 92Y, Founder, is a luminary in dance education and an advocate for dance. She created DEL in response to the need for a practical and focused dance pedagogy program. Through DEL, Arnhold aims to inspire and prepare teachers to work with children and teens.
Ann Biddle has a M.A. in Dance Education from Columbia University, and a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College, and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Felice Santorelli (Ed.M, B.F.A.) is the Dance Department Leader at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) Charter School where she teaches dance classes to students in grades 7-12 including contemporary, ballet, jazz, improv, composition, and dance history.Learn More
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Nov 2 | Pillow Lab: Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Nov 16 | Pillow Lab: Umanoove/Didy Veldman
Dec 7 | Pillow Lab: Alice Gosti
DEL Essentials Weekend Intensive Workshop
DEL at Jacob’s Pillow welcomes every student, educator, and dancer to experience our workshops regardless of financial circumstances. Apply for scholarship support and join the next generation of dance educators.
Questions? Contact Thasia Giles at 413.243.9919 x161
DEL at Jacob’s Pillow is made possible by the Arnhold Foundation.