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Jacob's Pillow Director Reflects On 17 Years Ahead Of Departure

The longtime leader of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is leaving for a job with the New York City-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation later this year. Ella Baff has been the executive and artistic director of the festival, located in Becket, Massachusetts, for the past 17 years. Last summer, ten weeks of events created a record 96,000 visitor experiences. Baff spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about her time at Jacob’s Pillow.

Baff will finish out the Pillow’s 2015 season which runs through August 30th. Baff says she will meet with the Pillow’s leadership to figure out how to fill the soon to be vacant position.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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