Yay! Jacob’s Pillow’s 2019 Festival Season is happening next week!

Every year, my team at Nel Shelby Productions gathers dance video footage from all of the artists preparing to perform at the upcoming summer festival at Jacob’s Pillow.

We edit this footage into a short marketing video, which the Pillow uses to promote the festival and share what’s coming up for patrons this summer. This video is used everywhere – on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, online ads, on the Pillow website, and on the Pillow campus playing on loop in places like the Welcome Center.

Photo by Christopher Duggan

As many of you know, Jacob’s Pillow is my family’s home for the summer. Our cabin in the woods is very special to us. Our children, Gracie and Jack, have grown up on the Pillow’s grounds every summer!!

I cannot wait to spend another summer as Jacob’s Pillow’s Video Producer!!

I have the pleasure of leading a new video team and helping raise the next generation of dance videographers and editors – all while collaborating with my dance photographer husband, Christopher Duggan!


Tickets to the 2019 Festival are still available! Come visit!! You can view anything we film in the archives. It is a treasure trove.

Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.