Jacob’s Pillow created the Administrative Fellows Program to provide paid professional development experiences in Company Management, Community Engagement, Administration, Marketing, Production, The School Programs, and Programming. Fellows are integral members of department teams and are charged to uphold the organization’s work standards, ethics, and policies. View a list of current Administrative Fellows below.

2018-19 Administrative Fellows

Megan Burgess

Megan Burgess has worked at the Pillow since October 2018. Megan helps to realize and execute the logistical requirements for all events associated with programming at the Pillow. A graduate of SUNY Brockport in Dance and Communication Studies, Megan has worked at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY and the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC prior to coming to the Pillow.

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Marissa Finkelstein

School Programs Fellow
Marissa Finkelstein graduated from Muhlenberg College in May 2018 receiving her B.A. (Honors) in Dance and Business Administration. Finkelstein’s choreography has been shown at Muhlenberg College, Florence University of the Arts, Triskelion Arts, and the American College Dance Association.

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Derek Keifer

Production Fellow
Derek Keifer has a background in theatrical design and production with an emphasis in lighting. Keifer received a B.A. in Music from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, and an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Ohio University.

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Lydia Murray

Intern Program Fellow/Assistant to the Deputy Director
Lydia Murray holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication from Marist College, and has attended summer intensives on scholarship at Dance Theatre of Harlem and Ballet Hispánico.

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Julia Timko

Community Engagement Fellow
Julia Timko is a performer and writer who recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Theatre Arts.

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Clayton Willis

Program Fellow/Assistant to the Director
Clayton Willis graduated in May of 2018 with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Art History from George Mason University.

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