She has received commissions and residencies from The Joyce Theater, Bard Summerscape Festival, New York Live Arts, The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series, Danspace Project, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Chicago Dancing Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Duke Performances, Peak Performances, FSU's Opening Nights Series, and the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston. Her work was selected by The New York Times Best of Dance series in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Tanowitz was a Resident Fellow at NYU's Center for Ballet and the Arts, the Juried “Bessie” Award Winner for her work the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces, and a recipient of a production grant from National Dance Project. In the 2017-2018 season, Tanowitz will premiere new works at Vail International Dance Festival (August 2017), and for Ballet Austin (February 2018). Her newest collaborative project with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, New Work for Goldberg Variations, was commissioned by and will have its world premiere at Duke Performances in October 2017, followed by a four city national tour. Tanowitz has also created or set work for City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, The Juilliard School, New York Theater Ballet, and Saint Louis Ballet; and has been a guest choreographer at Barnard College, Princeton University, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Purchase College. She holds dance degrees from The Ohio State University and Sarah Lawrence College, and currently teaches at Rutgers University.