Apply for The School

 Step 1: Select your Program in the drop-down menu below

  • Program-specific instructions below detail the materials you will need to upload as you complete the online Program Application.

Step 2: Complete the appropriate Program Application

  • Save and Resume Later will provide a 30-day grace period in which to return and finish the Program Application.
  • You will need credit card payment information to submit the Program Application.
  • Please review our Eligibility, Acceptance & Refund Policies.

Step 3: Apply for a Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship, if needed

  • Available for Ballet, Gaga, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance.
  • The Scholarship Application is accessed within the Program Application if you select YES, I am applying for a Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship.
  • Learn more about available Scholarships and Scholarship Application Instructions.

BALLET | JUNE 11-24

DEADLINES & FEES

2018 Application Deadlines
Jan 7 at 12PM EST: Priority Consideration Deadline | $25 processing fee
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline | $25 processing fee
Apr 13 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline | $40 processing fee
Apr 14-Jun 11: Consideration Ongoing, space permitting | $50 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $1500
Two-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge all dancers $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application:

1. Audition Video

  • Verbal self-introduction, 1 minute max
  • Technique sampler, 8 minute max, females must be in pointe shoes
    • Center floor grand pliés, ronds de jambe, extensions, and balances
    • Across-the-floor progressions with turns, jumps, and leaps
    • Adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro required
    • Males must include tour en l’air
  • Performance sampler, 10 minute max
    • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
    • Provide a table of contents, identifying names of works and choreographers for 2-3 variations, improvisations, and/or repertory excerpts
    • In group footage, please identify how viewers will know which dancer to observe
    • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and styles

Video Requirements: Footage must be of clear viewing quality. Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed. Be sure to test each URL link and password after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date so you can be re-considered for acceptance if waitlisted.

 

2. Written Statement

In 500 words or less, please share your:

  • Current course of study and/or artistic work
  • Career aspirations
  • Experiences desired to reach these goals

 

3. Résumé/C.V.

 

4. Photo

  • Full-length first arabesque, women should be on pointe (required)

 

5. Letter of Recommendation (if 17 or younger)

If 17 or younger by June 11, 2018 and applying to Ballet, Contemporary, and/or Musical Theatre Dance, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

  • Technical and performance artistry
  • Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level classes and rehearsal
  • Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
  • Names and contact details of two references who can speak about your qualifications; provide name, title, phone, and email.

 

Apply Now

GAGA: THE MOVEMENT LANGUAGE OF OHAD NAHARIN | JUNE 25-JULY 8

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

Locations, dates, and additional details
Signed Liability Waiver is required for participation:

  • Download Liability Waiver for 18+ years of age
  • Sign, or obtain parent/guardian signature
  • If pre-registering, upload the signed age-appropriate waiver into the Program Application
  • If you walk-in, bring the age-appropriate waiver with you; there will also be blank Liability Waivers available at the registration table

DEADLINES & FEES

2018 Application Deadlines
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline | $25 processing fee
Apr 13 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline | $40 processing fee
Apr 14-Jun 25: Consideration Ongoing, space permitting | $50 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $1500
Two-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge all dancers $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application:

1. Audition Video

  • Verbal self-introduction, 30 seconds max
  • Improvisation, 1 minute max
    • Show your passion to move and your skills
  • Performance Sampler, 1 minute max
    • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
    • In group footage, please identify how viewers will know which dancer to observe
    • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and styles

Video Requirements: Footage must be of clear viewing quality. Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed. Be sure to test each URL link and password after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date so you can be re-considered for acceptance if waitlisted.

 

2. Written Statement

In 500 words or less, please share your:

  • Current course of study and/or artistic work
  • Career aspirations
  • Experiences desired to reach these goals

 

3. Résumé/C.V.

 

4. Photo

  • Headshot or Full Body (required)

 

Apply Now

CONTEMPORARY | JULY 9-29

MASTER CLASS OPPORTUNITIES

Locations, dates, and additional details
Signed Liability Waiver is required for participation:


DEADLINES & FEES

2018 Application Deadlines
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline | $25 processing fee
Apr 13 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline | $40 processing fee
Apr 14-Jul 9: Consideration Ongoing, space permitting | $50 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $2250
Three-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge all dancers $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application:

1. Audition Video

  • Verbal self-introduction, 1 minute max
  • Technique sampler, 8 minute max
    • Center floor grand pliés, ronds de jambe, extensions, and balances
    • Across-the-floor progressions with turns, jumps, and leaps
  • Performance sampler, 10 minute max
    • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
    • Provide a table of contents, identifying names of works and choreographers for 2-3 variations, improvisations, and/or repertory excerpts
    • In group footage, please identify how viewers will know which dancer to observe
    • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and styles

Video Requirements: Footage must be of clear viewing quality. Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed. Be sure to test each URL link and password after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date so you can be re-considered for acceptance if waitlisted.

 

2. Written Statement

In 500 words or less, please share your:

  • Current course of study and/or artistic work
  • Career aspirations
  • Experiences desired to reach these goals

 

3. Résumé/C.V.

 

4. Photo

  • Headshot or Full Body (required)

 

5. Letter of Recommendation (if 17 or younger)

If 17 or younger by June 11, 2018 and applying to Ballet, Contemporary, and/or Musical Theatre Dance, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

  • Technical and performance artistry
  • Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level classes and rehearsal
  • Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
  • Names and contact details of two references who can speak about your qualifications; provide name, title, phone, and email.

 

Apply Now

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE | JULY 30-AUGUST 20

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

Locations, dates, and additional details
Signed Liability Waiver is required for participation:


DEADLINES & FEES

2018 Application Deadlines
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline | $25 processing fee
May 4 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline | $40 processing fee
May 5-Jul 30: Consideration Ongoing | $50 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $2250
Three-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge all dancers $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application:

1. Audition Video

  • Verbal self-introduction, 1 minute max
  • Technique sampler, 8 minute max – Including:
    • Center floor grand pliés, extensions, and balances
    • Across-the-floor progressions with turns, jumps, and leaps
    • Females must be in heels for musical theatre dance portions of video
    • Include a brief tap dance, even if beginner level
    • Sing 16 bars of two songs, from standard American musical theatre works, using only the microphone on video camera
  • Performance sampler, 10 minute max
    • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
    • Provide a table of contents, identifying names of works and choreographers for 2-3 variations, improvisations, and/or repertory excerpts
    • In group footage, please identify how viewers will know which dancer to observe
    • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and styles

Video Requirements: Footage must be of clear viewing quality. Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed. Be sure to test each URL link and password after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date so you can be re-considered for acceptance if waitlisted.

 

2. Written Statement

In 500 words or less, please share your:

  • Current course of study and/or artistic work
  • Career aspirations
  • Experiences desired to reach these goals

 

3. Résumé/C.V.


4. Photo

  • Headshot (required)
  • Dance Shot (optional) 

 

5. Letter of Recommendation (if 17 or younger)

If 17 or younger by June 11, 2018, and applying to Ballet, Contemporary, and/or Musical Theatre Dance, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

  • Technical and performance artistry
  • Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level classes and rehearsal
  • Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
  • Names and contact details of two references who can speak about your qualifications; provide name, title, phone, and email.

 

Apply Now

THE ANN & WESTON HICKS CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWS | AUGUST 21-31

DEADLINES & FEES

2018 Application Deadlines
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline | $25 processing fee
Apr 13 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline | $40 processing fee
Apr 14-Aug 21: Consideration Ongoing, space permitting | $50 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | Underwritten
Program tuition for Fellows is underwritten. Selected Fellows receive onsite room, board, ticketed performances, attendance to Festival events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA. Fellows will be able to invite two dancers and each dancer will receive a modest participation stipend; further information about dancers will be provided in the acceptance package.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application:

1. Video Introduction & Work Samples

  • Verbal self-introduction, 2 minutes max
    • Introduce yourself
    • Share: your current choreographic interests, your choreographic strong points and deficits, how you envision this program impacting your choreographic work, choreographic projects you envision for yourself in the near future, and whose work interests you today, in dance and in one other art form.
  • Work Sample no. 1
    • This work should be the best example of your current work
    • Share the complete work, no excerpts
    • Provide title, credits, and when and where performed
    • The footage can be from a studio or performance venue shoot
  • Work Sample no. 2
    • This work should be from no more than three years ago
    • Share the complete work, no excerpts
    • Provide title, credits, and when and where performed
    • The footage can be from a studio or performance venue shoot
  • Work Sample no. 3 is Optional
    • A complete work, or an excerpt, of your choice.
    • Not to exceed 10 minutes in length

Video Requirements: Footage must be of clear viewing quality. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed. Be sure to test each URL link and password after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date so you can be re-considered for acceptance if waitlisted.

 

2. Written Statement of Proposed Artistic Inquiry

In 200 words or less, please share:

  • The proposed creative/artistic inquiry you wish to explore during the 10-day program. Focus on the choreographic idea(s) to be explored; it is not necessary to have such details as music/composer, length of work, number of dancers, costuming, and other production elements outlined at this point.  
  • Finish this statement: “This summer, in thinking about what I know how to do and what I haven’t yet had the opportunity to explore in my life as a choreographer, I’d like to…”


3. Résumé/C.V.


4. Support Material

  • Selected samples of programs, reviews, and articles about your work

 

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ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING DANCE | AUGUST 21-26

DEADLINES & FEES

2018 Application Deadlines
Feb 9 at 12PM EST: Reduced fee Deadline | $25 processing fee
May 4 at 12PM EST: Consideration Deadline | $40 processing fee
May 5-Aug 21: Consideration Ongoing | $50 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $1800
Program fee includes model shoots, Festival performances, rehearsals, events, and on-site meals in the resident dining hall during posted hours. Additionally, photographers are welcome to take advantage of discounted off-site housing with transportation to and from the Pillow for an additional $400 USD. Further details upon acceptance notification.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application:

1. Portfolio Sample

  • Select 4 diverse images that demonstrate your ability to capture movement

Portfolio Requirements: Be sure to test each URL link and password after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date so you can be re-considered for acceptance if waitlisted.

 

2. Written Statement

In 200 words or less, please share:

  • Why you selected the 4 images uploaded as your portfolio sample
  • How you envision this program impacting your photographic practice and future work

 

3. Résumé/C.V.

 

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