Leah Brandon, Associate Director for The School at Jacob’s Pillow


Leah Brandon began working at the Pillow in January 2021. She is happy to be partnering with Director “J.R.” Glover in the strategic planning and leadership of The School, focusing on operations, marketing and recruitment. Leah brings extensive experience in the area of arts leadership and dance education as the Managing Director of NYC Dance Alliance for over 26 years. Throughout her time with NYCDA, she curated and produced a 25 city national tour of pre-professional dance workshops, master classes and intensives for thousands of young dancers annually. She was integral in the creation of the NYCDA College Scholarship Foundation where she developed strong relationships within the college dance community. Leah is passionate about coaching young dancers in the college admissions process and career development. Prior to her years with NYCDA, she was a Principal Manager at Steps on Broadway, and enjoyed a successful career as a dancer/teacher and choreographer. Fun fact: Leah saw her first professional dance performance at the Pillow as a tiny, second grade dance lover. She is honored to be a part of the Pillow’s mission of nurturing the next generation of professional dance artists. Her favorite things are spending time with her family and friends, cooking and having dinner parties, travel, wildflowers and walking in the woods.

You can contact Leah by emailing lbrandon@jacobspillow.org.

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