Jacob’s Pillow welcomed the public into the Perles Family Studio in August 2017. The 7,373 square foot, state-of-the-art studio is a physical expression of the Pillow’s deep commitment to The School at Jacob’s Pillow and its expanded year-round programming as outlined in Vision ’22.
Since Festival 2018, The School’s prestigious professional advancement and development programs have been at home in the space while also enabling Inside/Out performances to be held indoors when inclement weather arises. Throughout the fall, winter, and spring months, the studio multifunctions as a rehearsal, instructional, convening, and special event space for creative development, engagement, and educational programming, including the Pillow Lab residencies available to choreographers.
View a beautiful time-lapse of its construction by Nel Shelby Productions here. Take a 3D virtual tour of the finished Perles Family Studio:
Take a virtual tour of the finished Perles Family Studio:
“A Study in Cutting-Edge Design”
The new Perles Family Studio is named in recognition of a lead gift from the Perles Family Foundation and Jacob’s Pillow Trustee Claudia Perles. The project is designed by award-winning Flansburgh Architects of Boston, and constructed by Allegrone Companies of Pittsfield, MA. The official ground-breaking ceremony took place October 14, 2016 and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place August 18, 2017. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Perles Family Studio opened to the public for a Festival Finale celebration.