Professional Advancement Programs

The School at Jacob’s Pillow offers professional advancement programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, and Musical Theatre Dance; each directed by world-renowned artist faculty.

Life at The Pillow

Programs provide in-depth mentoring and create intense rehearsal environments that prepare dance students for the demands of working as professionals.

Meet the Alumni

Alumni of The School include dance luminaries such as Nikolaj Hübbe, Meredith Monk, Mia Michaels, and Robert Swinston. They appear on Broadway, in film and television, and in major dance companies worldwide.

Professional Advancement Programs


Under the direction of Anna-Marie Holmes, and accompanied by a distinguished international faculty, The School’s Ballet program prepares dancers for the artistic range and technical rigor required by today's world-class ballet companies.

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Under the direction of Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, along with award-winning artist faculty, the Tap Program provides a wide range of choreographic approaches and music styles to sharpen dancers’ musicality and technique. Studio work runs from traditional vocabulary through cutting edge styles and improvisation.

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Under the direction of Milton Myers, with three renowned and stylistically diverse choreographers, studio work and performance experiences prepare dancers to meet the expectations of today's most in-demand artistic directors.

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Musical Theatre Dance

Under the direction of Chet Walker, our Musical Theatre Dance program connects students with award-winning Broadway choreographers, directors, composers/arrangers, and musicians, who collaboratively create original numbers on the dancers.

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