Observing dancers of The School at work together and attending their informal presentations have been cherished activities at the Pillow for many generations. There are three ways to watch dancers of The School in summer 2024. Take a peek into classes and rehearsals during in-studio observation hours, reserve a seat to watch informal studio showings, and book a ticket to see the dancers perform on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.

In Studio Observation

Perles Family Studio

Quiet observation of classes and rehearsals inside the Perles Family Studio will be open from 10:45am-12:15pm and 2:30-4pm, Tuesday through Friday, June 25–August 16, on a first come, first served basis. In the case of inclement weather, School observation hours will not be held.

In Studio Pause in the Process Showings

Perles Family Studio | Select Saturdays, 1-1:45pm ET
In-person, and on select Saturdays, also on Instagram Live

Join Artist Faculty and School dancers for informal sharings of their work in the studio together from 1-1:45pm on select Saturdays: August 3, August 10, and from 4-4:45pm on Saturday, July 27. Seating is limited in the Perles Family Studio; priority entry given to visitors who pre-register online. Registration is now open!


Performance Ensembles On Stage

Henry J. Leir Stage | Select Saturdays, 6-7pm ET

The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensembles provide an inside look into The School experience and feature repertoire created on the dancers by today’s leading choreographers. A pivotal educational experience for The School’s Dancers is when they perform for Festival and online audiences. These opportunities – June 29, July 6 (please note 5:15pm start time), July 20, and August 17 – are for you to support them, our next generation of dance artists, with your presence. 2024 Performances will also be streamed live.

Dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow are apprentices, trainees, pre-professionals, and early-career professionals from around the world. The School’s professional advancement curriculum connects dancers to Festival artists and resources while nurturing their distinct artistic voices as our next generation of dance artists.

The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Contemporary Ballet Program 
Henry J. Leir Stage | Saturday, June 29, 6pm
Program Director: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Reserve Seats

The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Contemporary Performance Ensemble
Henry J. Leir Stage | Saturday, July 20, 6pm
Program Director: Milton Myers

Reserve Seats

The Contemporary Performance Ensemble will also open for The Royal Ballet’s performance on the Henry J. Leir Stage on Saturday, July 6 at 5:15pm. Click here to learn more and reserve your seats.

The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble
Henry J. Leir Stage | Saturday, Aug. 17, 6pm
Choreographers/Directors: Sekou McMiller, Luis Salgado, and Karla Puno Garcia

Reserve Seats

For questions, call the Box Office at 413.243.0745

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2021 Contemporary Program Performance Ensemble dancers Lucia De-Poli and Emma Branson; photo Jamie Kraus