Pam Tanowitz has been making dances since 1992. She founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000, and has received commissions and residencies at New York Live Arts, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process program, and Baryshnikov Arts Center. Additionally, the company has performed at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival and American Dance 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. She is a 2013-14 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Additional awards include Jerome Robbins Foundation, NYFA BUILD, Joyce Theater Residency, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award. 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.
Tanowitz has collaborated with several illustrious dancers, including New York City Ballet Dancers and American Ballet Theater Dancers. Tanowitz has set her work on The Julliard School, Purchase College, Marymount Manhattan College, Oregon Ballet Theater, New York Theater Ballet, and Saint Louis Ballet.