Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow connects dance educators, college dance students, classroom teachers, and professional dancers to the DEL model of dance education—situated alongside Jacob’s Pillow’s year-round resources as a center for dance research and development, including state-of-the-art studio spaces, unparalleled dance Archives, In Process Series showings as a part of Pillow Lab artist residencies, housing, and a retreat-like atmosphere.
Read about the founder of DEL and the DEL at Jacob’s Pillow faculty in their bios below.
Jody Gottfried Arnhold
Founder of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)
Jody Gottfried Arnhold, M.A., C.M.A., Dance Education Laboratory (DEL), Founder, is a luminary in dance education and an advocate for dance. She created DEL in response to the need for a practical and focused dance pedagogy program. Through DEL, Arnhold aims to inspire and prepare teachers to work with children and teens.
Director of DEL at Jacob’s Pillow & DEL Founding Faculty
Ann Biddle has a M.A. in Dance Education from Columbia University, and a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College, and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Felice Santorelli (Ed.M, B.F.A.) is the Dance Department Leader at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) Charter School where she teaches dance classes to students in grades 7-12 including contemporary, ballet, jazz, improv, composition, and dance history.Learn More
Upcoming Workshops & Events
DEL Mini-Workshops | FREE
Nov 2 | Pillow Lab: Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (Please Note: This event has been canceled)
Nov 9 | Pillow Lab: Didy Veldman
Dec 7 | Pillow Lab: Alice Gosti
Jan 11 | Pillow Lab: Milka Djordjevich
Feb 15 | Pillow Lab: Aszure Barton
Apr 11 | Pillow Lab: RUBBERBAND
All workshops facilitated by Ann Biddle
DEL Essentials Workshops | $290/$240 without housing (Fee inclusive of workshop, training & meals)
Jan 25-26 | DEL Essentials Dance for Social Change
DEL at Jacob’s Pillow welcomes participants to experience our workshops regardless of financial circumstances. Apply for scholarship support and join the next generation of dance educators.
For more information or questions about transportation/accessibility, contact Thasia Giles at 413.243.9919 x161 or [email protected]
DEL at Jacob’s Pillow is made possible by Jody & John Arnhold and the Arnhold Foundation. Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) is founded by Jody Gottfried Arnhold.