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.

DEL Faculty

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.

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Ann Biddle

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.

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Felice Santorelli

Felice Santorelli (Ed.M Dance Education, B.F.A. Dance and Choreography) is the Dance Department Leader at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) and the Artistic Director of the school’s contemporary student dance company, Catalyst.

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