The School
at Jacob's Pillow

The School moves into a brand new home—the 7,373 square foot, state-of-the-art Perles Family Studio—praised as a “study in cutting-edge design” (Architectural Digest).

2018 Professional Advancement Programs

Check back for more info! 2019 programs & dates to be announced in Dec 2018.

Jun 11-24 | Anna-Marie Holmes, Program Director

Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin
Jun 25-Jul 8 | Bret Easterling, Program Director

Jul 9-29 | Milton Myers, Program Director


Musical Theatre Dance
Jul 30-Aug 20 | Chet Walker, Program Director

The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program
Aug 21-31 | Dianne McIntyre & Risa Steinberg, Program Directors

Art of Photographing Dance
Aug 21-26 | Rose Eichenbaum, Program Director



The School at Jacob’s Pillow is one of the most prestigious and sought-after professional advancement training centers in the world.
Renowned for connecting a highly accomplished student body with the field’s foremost legends and innovators and offering impactful career-advancing opportunities. Founded by dance pioneer Ted Shawn, many of the world’s most distinguished dance artists have trained here. Alumni work worldwide, defining and shaping the field as artistic directors, choreographers, and leading dance artists. Beginning this summer, The School moves into the new Perles Family Studio with a stellar roster of Program Directors and Artist Faculty. You are welcome to join us for classes and rehearsals open for public observation.

Turning Dancers into Artists

Led by acclaimed artistic directors and choreographers, The School at Jacob’s Pillow transforms dancers into artists. Alumni appear in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch,” on Broadway, at The Tonys, in film, and in major companies worldwide. During Festival 2017, we welcomed 33 alumni back to the Pillow as company artistic directors, choreographers, performers, and faculty.

Meet Our Alumni

An Extraordinary Place To Learn

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