A Benefit to Support the Mission of Jacob’s Pillow

Start your summer dancing! Join us in celebrating the magic that is Jacob’s Pillow and support America’s national dance treasure. An evening of exclusive performances, dinner under the stars, live & silent auctions, exhibition openings, and a fabulous, dance-filled After Party.

  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Great Lawn
  • Opening of the Dance We Must: Another Look exhibition in Blake’s Barn
  • Performances by Wild Rhythm
  • Silent Auction: New this year! Auction bidding open at the Season Opening Gala until 10pm. Bid online today.

Performances in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre featuring:

  • World premiere pièce d’occasion by Trey McIntyre
  • Bzzz by Caleb Teicher & Company and Chris Celiz
  • World premiere by Matthew Neenan and performed by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow
  • Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Symbiotic Twin performed by Oliver Greene-Cramer & Grace Morton of Ballet Austin
  • Presentation of the 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Live Auction & Paddle Raise
  • Preview of Assemblages by Paul Taylor exhibition

Ellen Gaies & Dan Schrager
Donald G. Cornuet & Stephen M. Weiner*

Kyle Abraham* | Deborah & Charles Adelman | Nurit* & Rick Amdur | Sandra Burton* | Yuki Cohen* | Ranny Cooper* & David Smith | Frank* & Monique Cordasco | Brian Cruey & Matthew King | Sarah* & Timothy Eustis | Nancy* & Michael Feller | Nathan Hanford | Joan* & Jim Hunter | Christopher Jones* & Deb McAlister | Amber Ju* | Nancy K. Kalodner* | Jennie A. Kassanoff* & Daniel H. Schulman | Dr. Darius Kohan & Joseph M. Agosta | Mark* & Taryn Leavitt | MaryAlice Mazzara | Wendy A. McCain* | Gov. Deval L. & Diane B. Patrick* | Sienna Patti* & Leonardo Quiles | Claudia Perles* | Eileen* & Robert Rominger | Caren* & Barry Roseman | Diane Rosenthal & Mark Deitch | Hunter K. Runnette & Mark P. VandenBosch | Cory & Tony Schifano | Mark Sena* & Linda Saul-Sena | Marcia Steere & Pelle Wahlstrom | Erica & Donald Stern | Abbie M. Strassler* | John Studzinski* | Adam H. Weinert | Wendy Whelan* & David Michalek | Mark* & Liz Williams | Elaine* & Irving Wolbrom

*Board of Trustees
List as of January 29, 2019

Proceeds from the Jacob’s Pillow Gala benefit the Pillow’s nonprofit programs including Festival presentations, free community programs, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and more.

Event Dates

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Season Opening Gala

At Jacob’s Pillow: Jun 15