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The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 3, July 24, August 14

Free 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. Happening at the culmination of each 2 week program, witness performances from the Performance Ensembles in the genres of Contemporary Ballet (July 3), Contemporary (July 24), and Tap Dance (August 14). Program Directors of the Contemporary Ballet Program are Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Luis R. Torres; Program Directors of the Contemporary Program are Milton Myers and Helen Pickett; and Program Directors of the Tap Dance Program are Michelle Dorrance, Derrick K. Grant, and Dormeshia. 

Dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow are apprentices, trainees, pre-professionals, and early-career professionals from around the world. Two-week long Professional Advancement Programs during Festival 2021 are on-site and online, and are designed to nurture the artistic growth of the next generation of dance artists. 

Please scroll down for event dates and times. For easy reference to our summer onsite events only, download our printable onsite event calendar. To browse all upcoming events at Jacob’s Pillow, visit our Calendar page.


This is an in-person event. If you are interested in booking a ticket for the online livestream of this event, please click here.

Need help planning your visit? Use our FAQ guide for your summer planning.

Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Saturday, Jul 3

2:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 24

2:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 14

2:00 PM

Onsite Event:
The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble
(Leir Stage)

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Jul 3 - Aug 14