Morning Classes

Morning Classes

Morning Classes take place Monday through Friday, June 4-August 24, 8-9am.

A variety of dance and movement classes are offered each weekday morning in the Pillow’s Ruth St. Denis Studio. Read about our Morning Class Artists.

Classes are open to participants of all experience levels including beginners, ages 16 and up. All participants require a liability waiver. Participants younger than 18 require a parent/guardian signature.

2018 Morning Classes

Monday | Pilates with Sean P. Gallagher, The New York Pilates Studio®, Director

Bring your own mat or large towel.


About Sean P. Gallagher

20th year teaching at the Pillow: Sean P. Gallagher (B.F.A., P.T., C.P.T., C.F.P., M.S.) is the owner of and master physical therapist at Performing Arts Physical Therapy, as well as a master Pilates teacher and teacher of teachers at his studio in New York City, The New York Pilates Studio®. Read full bio.

Tuesday | Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell, choreographer, writer, American Ballet Theatre teaching artist


About Ian Spencer Bell

Ian Spencer Bell is a choreographer, writer, and teaching artist who has performed original solo works at the Poetry Foundation and the Queens Museum, and received grants and fellowships from Jacob’s Pillow, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Read full bio.

Wednesday | African Dance with Marilyn Sylla & Sekou Sylla, Bamidele Dancers & Drummers


About Marilyn Sylla & Sekou Sylla

Marilyn Sylla is a Five College Dance Lecturer based at Smith College. She directs the Bamidele Dancers & Drummers, a group dedicated to the preservation of African-rooted cultures through dance, music, and song. Sekou Sylla is a former principal dancer, acrobat, and musician with Les Ballets Africains, the national dance company of the Republic of Guinée in West Africa. Read full bios.

Thursday | Zumba® with Ilana Siegal, Lifeworks Studio


About Ilana Siegal

Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Ilana Siegal first came to the Berkshires 20 years ago to study at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Siegal was a certificate student at The Ailey School in New York City and later became a certified Life Coach through Coaching for Transformation. Read full bio.

Friday | Modern with Paul Dennis and Adam H. Weinert


About Adam H. Weinert

Adam H. Weinert is a performance-based artist born and raised in New York City. He began his training at the School of American Ballet and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Read full bio.

About Paul Dennis

Paul Dennis is a former member of the Limón Dance Company and is currently Associate Professor in the Dance program at the University of Massachusetts and The Five College Dance Department. Read full bio.