Alumni of The School at Jacob’s Pillow

Alumni appear in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch,” on Broadway, at The Tonys, in film, and in major companies worldwide. During Festival 2016, we welcomed 34 alumni back to the Pillow as company artistic directors, choreographers, performers, and faculty.


Craig Black, 2011 Contemporary Program participant, Lorna Strassler Award recipient, and current dancer of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet:

Calvin Royal III, 2010 Ballet Program participant, Lorna Strassler Award recipient, and current dancer of American Ballet Theatre:

Recent award winners, creators, featured performers, and influencers

Alumni defining and shaping the field of dance include Jonah Bokaer, John Heginbotham, Nikolaj Hübbe, Alban Lendorf, Meredith Monk, Mia Michaels, Calvin Royal III, Robert Swinston, Melissa Toogood, and so many more.

Jonah Bokaer, BAM celebration for his 10 year collaboration with artist Daniel Arsham
Commissioned by Royal Ballet Flanders; Arcadian Broad, commissioned by Orlando Ballet as Beauty and the Beast choreographer and composer; Paige Fraser, 2016 Princess Grace Award and INTEL ad campaign featured performer; Kenji Igus, featured performer for LEVIS ad campaign Rhythm is My Business; Maya Taylor, contributing choreographer for Solange Knowles’ A Seat at the Table video; Dario Natarelli, 2016 Presidential Scholar in the Arts; Millicent Johnnie, choreographer for The Public Theater’s Party People; Oliver Marcus Starpov, commissioned by Royal Danish Ballet; Holly Wilder, Los Angeles Dance Film Festival juror

Our Alumni Enjoy Careers With

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jacqueline Green, Jacquelin Harris, Danica Paulos; Ailey II: Gabriel Hyman, Jacob Lewis, Christopher R. Wilson; American Ballet Theatre: Alban Lendorf, Calvin Royal III; Ballet BC: Justin Rapaport, Scott Fowler Ballet West Lucas Horns, Alexander MacFarlan, Trevor Naumann; Ballet West II: Olivia Gusti, Alexandra Terry; Cartier Williams Dance Theatre: Luke Hickey; Chase Brock Experience: Macy Sullivan, Caleb Teicher; Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Doug Baum, Addison Ector, Ashley Mayeux; Dorrance Dance: Elizabeth Burke, Leonardo Sandoval, Gabe Winns; Dutch National Ballet: Angela Agresti, Clara Superfine; Hamilton Broadway: Tanairi Sade Vazquez; Hamilton Chicago: Yossi Chaikin; Houston Ballet: Aoi Fujiwara, Mallory Mehaffey, Megumi Takeda, Brian Waldrep, Connor Walsh; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Adrienne Lipson; Limón Dance Company: Ross Katen, Jesse Obremski; Loni Landon Dance Projects: Loni Landon, Nicole von Arx; Martha Graham Dance Company: Anne O’Donnell, Lorenzo Pagano; Pam Tanowitz Dance: Christine Flores, Melissa Toogood; Paramour Broadway: Amber Pickens; Pennsylvania Ballet: Marjorie Feiring, Albert Gordon, Jack Thomas, Nardia Boodoo (Apprentice), Therese Davis (Apprentice); Peridance Contemporary Dance Company: Colin Heininger; Phantom of the Opera Broadway: Jolina Javier, Courtney Kristen Liu; Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE: Demetrius Burns; Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Katie Bonnell, Elizabeth Lamont, Sophia Lee, Ryan Vetter; Tania Pérez-Salas Dance Company: Christine Flores; The Bodyguard Tour: Bradford Rahmlow; The Lion King Broadway: Lindsey Jolyn Jackson; The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Jesse Campbell, Sean Sessions; The Washington Ballet: Stephanie Sorota; Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse: Damian Vargas; ZEST Collective Dance: Gentry George (Artistic Director), Cajai Fellows Johnson, Jerard Palazo, Jesse Obremski

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