Alumni of The School at Jacob’s Pillow include dance luminaries such as Nikolaj Hübbe, Mia Michaels, Meredith Monk, and Robert Swinston; choreographers John Heginbotham, Emery LeCrone, Loni London, Paloma McGregor, Mark Morris, Nelly Van Bommel; Bessie Award winners Doug Elkins, Sydnie L. Mosley, Caleb Teicher, Melissa Toogood, Anna Schon; Princess Grace Award winners Craig Black, Paige Fraser, Jacqueline Green, and Jacqulin Harris; just to name a few.
They appear in Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch,” on Broadway, at The Tonys, in film, and in major companies worldwide. During Festival 2017, 31 alumni returned: 7 as artistic directors of companies, 8 as choreographers, and all others as performers and artist faculty.
Craig Black, 2011 Contemporary Program participant, Lorna Strassler Award recipient, and current dancer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago:
Calvin Royal III, 2010 Ballet Program participant, Lorna Strassler Award recipient, and current Soloist with American Ballet Theatre:
Our Alumni Have Careers With
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jacqueline Green, Jacquelin Harris, Megan Jakel, Ashley Mayeux, Danica Paulos; Ailey II: Antuan Byers, Adrien Picault, Christopher R. Wilson; American Ballet Theatre: Alban Lendorf, Calvin Royal III; Anastasia Broadway: Alex Aquilino; Ballet BC: Justin Rapaport, Scott Fowler Ballet West Olivia Gusti, Lucas Horns, Alexander MacFarlan, Trevor Naumann; Ballet West II: Alexandra Terry; Batsheva – The Young Ensemble: Thibault Eifman; Chase Brock Experience: Jane Abbott, Dean De Luna, Macy Sullivan, Caleb Teicher; Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Addison Ector, Dorrance Dance: Elizabeth Burke, Leonardo Sandoval, Gabe Winns Ortiz; Dutch National Ballet: Angela Agresti, Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair, Riho Sakamoto, Clara Superfine; Hamilton Broadway: Tanairi Sade Vazquez; Hamilton Chicago: Yossi Chaikin; Hamilton U.S. Tour: Keenan D. Washington; Hello, Dolly! Broadway: Taeler Cyrus; Houston Ballet: Austin Acevedo, Aoi Fujiwara, Brian Waldrep, Connor Walsh; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Craig Black, Adrienne Lipson; Joffrey Ballet: Luis Eduardo Gonzalez, Brooke Linford,Graham Maverick; Limón Dance Company: Angela Falk, Tanner Myles Huseman, Jesse Obremski; Loni Landon Dance Projects: Loni Landon, Nicole von Arx; Martha Graham Dance Company: Anne O’Donnell, Lorenzo Pagano; ODC/Dance Company: Mia J. Chong; Pam Tanowitz Dance: Melissa Toogood; Pennsylvania Ballet: Marjorie Feiring, Albert Gordon, Jack Thomas, Therese Davis; Peridance Contemporary Dance Company: Colin Heininger, Billi Marder, Joslin Vezeau; Phantom of the Opera: Courtney Kristen Liu, Danielle Reinstein; Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE: Demetrius Burns, Annique Roberts; Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Katie Bonnell, Victoria Jenkins, Elizabeth Lamont, Sophia Lee, Liam Saito, Ryan Vetter; Tania Pérez-Salas Dance Company: Christine Flores, Sarah Matry-Guerre; The Lion King Broadway: Lindsey Jolyn Jackson; The Lion King Tour: Eric Bean; Visceral Dance Chicago: Page Fraser, Shelby Moran, Joel Walsham; Washington Ballet: Nardia Boodoo, Darion Flores, Stephanie Sorota; YY Dance Company: Erika Choe, Lissa Smith; ZEST Collective Dance: Gentry Isaiah George (Artistic Director), Cajai Fellows Johnson, Jerard Palazo, Jesse Obremski