The School at Jacob’s Pillow will connect you to a revered roster of artists as your faculty, acclaimed for their work in the field as well as their teaching and mentoring. More artist faculty bios will be available by December 13.

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Contemporary Ballet | Contemporary | Musical Theatre | Dance Theatre: Afro-Latin Immersion | Choreography

Contemporary Ballet

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Instructor at The School At Jacob's Pillow; photo credit unknown.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Program Director | June 13 – June 26
The Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Flanders in Belgium. She started choreographing at the early age of 11, and decided in 2003 to end her dance career to focus her energies solely on choreography.


Luis R. Torres, Instructor at The School at Jacob's Pillow; photo courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet

Luis R. Torres
Program Director | June 13 – June 26
Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Luis R. Torres is currently the Ballet Master at Hong Kong Ballet. Torres graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Dance and Psychology and completed a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University.


Milton Myers
Program Director | June 27 – July 17
Milton Myers is resident choreographer and instructor for PHILADANCO! and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Peridance, STEPS on Broadway, and The Juilliard School, where he is the first Horton instructor.

Musical Theatre

Headshot of Jeffrey Page

Jeffrey Page
Program Director | July 18 – August 7
Jeffrey Page is a choreographer as well as an opera and theatre director of both classical and contemporary works. Currently he is co-directing and choreographing the upcoming Broadway revival of 1776 with Diane Paulus.

Dance Theatre:
Afro-Latin Immersion

Maria Torres; photo Guy Guido

Maria Torres
Program Director | August 8 – August 21
Maria Torres’ extensive career as director, choreographer, instructor, and Producer began as a critically acclaimed performer, contributing choreography while performing in the film Dance, with the six-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical Swing and Me!

Choreography Fellows

Dianne McIntyre; photo Larry Coleman

Dianne McIntyre
Program Director | August 24 – September 3
Dianne McIntyre is a dancer, choreographer, curator, cultural investigator who creates work in dance, theatre, film, and opera. Known for collaborations with live music, she founded and directed Sounds in Motion Company and School in Harlem for many years.


Risa Steinberg; photo Nir Arieli

Risa Steinberg
Program Director | August 24 – September 3
Risa Steinberg is an active member of the dance community as a performer, teacher, re-constructor of the works of José Limón, and mentor to young, emerging, and established choreographers.