Pam Tanowitz is a choreographer and the founder of Pam Tanowitz Dance. She 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 the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Most recently, the company performed at The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival and the Chicago Dancing Festival. Tanowitz received a 2009 New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award for the dance Be in the Gray With Me. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, she was also a 2013–14 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. She has set work on The Juilliard School, New York Theater Ballet, and Saint Louis Ballet, and in 2010 was awarded a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, an NYFA BUILD grant, and support from the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Tanowitz holds an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by former Merce Cunningham principal dancer Viola Farber-Slayton. In 2015, she served as a Performance LOI panelist.