Pam  Tanowitz

Pam Tanowitz

Pam Tanowitz has been making dances since 1992. She founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000, and has received commissions and residencies at The Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process program and Baryshnikov Arts Center.  Most recently the company performed on The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival and the Chicago Dancing Festival.

Tanowitz received a 2009 Bessie Award for the dance, Be in the Gray With Me, at Dance Theater Workshop. She was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 and a 2013-2014 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University.


She has set work on The Juilliard School, New York Theater Ballet and Saint Louis Ballet. Additional awards include two Joyce Theater Residency Grants, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award, New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD Grant and LMCC.


Tanowitz holds a BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by former Merce Cunningham principal dancer Viola Farber-Slayton.

Photo by Brad Paris.

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