Alumni of The School include dance luminaries such as Nikolaj Hübbe, Meredith Monk, Mia Michaels, and Robert Swinston. They appear in Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch," on Broadway, and in major companies worldwide. 

The School celebrates the recent successes of all its alumni, notably:
Melissa Toogood (2003)
  •  2015 New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Award winner for Outstanding Performer 
Calvin Royal III (2010) 
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance in October 2015 with American Ballet Theatre
Millicent Marie Johnnie (2009)  
  • Choreographer for Disney's forthcoming Broadway production of FROZEN

Student alumni return to the Festival annually as artistic directors, choreographers, performers, and faculty; 29 did so during Festival 2015. Among them were:

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Shuaib Elhassan (2012)
Ballet BC Scott Fowler (2013)
Big Dance Theater Tymberly Canale (1996)
BODYTRAFFIC Michele Carter (2013)
Company Danzante Contemporary Dance Katherine Horrigan (2000)
Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO Calvin Royal III (2010)
Dorrance Dance Elizabeth Burke (2014) and Gabe Winns (2014)
Illstyle & Peace Productions Shakia Johnson (2003)
Jessica Lang Dance Jammie Walker (2009) and John Harnage (2012)
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble Cachet Ivey (2009)
L.A. Dance Project Julia Eichten (2011)
Liz Gerring Dance Company Claire Westby (2006)
MADBOOTS DANCE Jonathan Campbell, Artistic Director (2007) and Chuck Wilt (2012)
Martha Graham Dance Company Jordan McHenry (2004), Mariya Dashkina Maddux (2005), Anne O'Donnell (2010), and Lorenzo Pagano (2011)
Mettin Movement Maleek Washington (2009)
New York Theatre Ballet Jammie Walker (2009) and Michael Wells (2012)
Pantos Project Lisa Cole (2009)
Steps Repertory Ensemble Bradley Shelver, Artistic Director (2002)
Visceral Dance Chicago Paige Fraser (2010)

School Alumni

Hailing from around the world, Alumni of The School are accomplished professional dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors.

See below for some notable Alumni and their recent successes.


Jacob's Pillow celebrates the recent successes of all its alumni and wishes them all the best in dance.

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