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Milton Myers is resident choreographer and instructor for PHILADANCO! and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Peridance, STEPS on Broadway, and The Juilliard School, where he is the first Horton instructor.
Dutch artistic director, choreographer, and contemporary teacher Didy Veldman was trained in Amsterdam. She danced with Scapino Ballet, Ballet Genève, Rambert, and co-founded Alias Company in 1992. She began choreographing in 1987, creating work for all four companies.
Francesca Harper is excited to return to Jacob’s Pillow, the place of her very first commission after returning to the USA. After being named Presidential Scholar in the Arts and performing at the White House, she joined and performed soloist roles with Dance Theater of Harlem and later as a Principal Dancer in William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt.Learn More
Helen Pickett, a native of San Diego, CA, has created over 40 ballets in the U.S. and Europe. The Crucible, a new full length ballet for the Scottish Ballet, which premiered at Edinburgh Festival International Festival, has won two awards to date; the UK Theatre Critics Award and the Herald Angel Award.Learn More
Stephen Shropshire is a choreographer, curator, and independent dance researcher. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City and holds a Master in Arts and Heritage from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.Learn More