Norton Owen
Director of Preservation, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Norton Owen has been associated with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1976 and has been Director of Preservation since 1990, initiating and conducting projects that involve documentation, exhibitions, audience engagement, and archival issues. He is a key member of the team that produces Virtual Pillow, an online engagement effort that reaches audiences worldwide. In 2000, Dance/USA selected him for its Ernie Award, honoring “unsung heroes who have led exemplary lives in dance.” In 2012, the Dance Films Association presented him with its first Dance in Focus Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the dance film genre, while the José Limón Dance Foundation gave him its Preservation Advancement Award.