Today marks the start of the 14th annual CORPS de Ballet International Teacher Conference at Jacob's Pillow. Guests will spend 5 days attending lectures, panels and seminars as well as observing Jacob's Pillow classes, rehearsals and professional performances.
At tonight's awards banquet, Alonzo King (who celebrates the 30th anniversary of his company, LINES Ballet, this year) will receive CORPS de Ballet's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work promoting ballet in higher education. King collaborated with Dominican University in 2006 to create the LINES Ballet BFA program.
Photo: Alonzo King with LINES dancer Laurel Keen; by RJ Muna; courtesy of CORPS de Ballet International