Pam Tanowitz (born 1969) is an American dancer, choreographer, and founder of the company, Pam Tanowitz Dance. Her work has been performed at notable performance venues such as the Joyce Theatre, the Joyce SoHo, and New York Live Arts. Gia Kourlas, a dance critic for The New York Times, describes Tanowitz as a "modern choreographer much admired for the way she recharges classical steps."
Early life and career
Tanowitz was born in The Bronx, New York, in 1969. She earned a BFA in Dance from Ohio State University and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by Viola Farber Slayton.
Awards and recognition
- 2017 Baryshnikov Art Center Cage Cunningham Fellowship
- 2016 Bessie Juried Award
- 2016 Center For Ballet and the Arts Fellow 
- 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2010 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award
- 2009 Bessie Award
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