Pam Tanowitz Dance unites critically-acclaimed choreographer Pam Tanowitz with a company of world-class dance artists and renowned collaborators in all disciplines.
As a choreographer, Pam Tanowitz is known for her abstract treatment of classical and contemporary and movement ideas. The work is deeply rooted in formal structures, manipulated and abstracted by Tanowitz until the viewer sees through to the heart of the dance. The juxtapositions and tensions that Tanowitz creates draws upon the virtuosic skill, musical dexterity, and artistic integrity of the PTD dancers.
Since the company was founded in 2002, Pam Tanowitz Dance has received commissions and residencies at The Joyce Theater, Bard Summerscape Festival, New York Live Arts, The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, Dancespace Project, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Chicago Dancing Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Pam Tanowitz Dance has been selected by the New York Times Best of Dance series in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
“As these performers move, the choreography makes them fascinating, complex, surprising. They both look tenderly human and resemble the soft luminescence of moths at night.” - Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
KARA CHAN (Performer) is from Vancouver, Canada and trained under the direction of Astrid Sherman at Pro Arté Center. A New York City-based dancer, she most recently co-staged Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe on the American Ballet Theatre for their spring season at the Metropolitan Opera. Chan has performed with Twyla Tharp Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Merce Cunningham Trust, Keigwin + Co, Janis Brenner & Dancers, Kathryn Posin Dance Company, Gleich Dances, Trainor Dance, and MorDance. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School and is a recipient of the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship (2015-2017). Chan has been working with Pam Tanowitz since 2017.
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MAGGIE CLOUD (Performer) grew up in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Dance. She has most recently been involved in the work of Moriah Evans, Beth Gill, Neal Medlyn, John Jasperse, Pam Tanowitz and Gillian Walsh. Maggie has taught at Chen Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and at the University of the Arts PreCollege Summer Institute. She’s currently working toward a masters degree at TriState College of Acupuncture.
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JASON COLLINS (Performer, Artistic Associate) originally from Defreestville, New York, began performing with Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2013. Since becoming artistic associate in 2017, he has assisted Tanowitz with creations for Dance Theater of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, and New York City Ballet and has taught repertory workshops at Montclair State University and NYU Tisch. Collins has additionally performed with Merce Cunningham Trust, The Bang Group, Crossman Dans(c)e, The Metropolitan Opera, Ryan McNamara, and Danielle Russo. He is a co-founder of HEWMAN, a collaborative collective of artists which aims to widen the potential for equality and empathy between audiences and performers. Collins studied at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and holds a BFA from The Juilliard School.
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DYLAN CROSSMAN (Performer) grew up in the south of France, received his Bachelor’s degree from the Trinity/Laban College of Music and Dance in London and studied at Burklyn Ballet Theatre (VT). He moved to New York in 2006 and has since danced for various choreographers including Brian Brooks, Christopher Williams, Ellen Cornfield, Wally Cardona and Sean Cúrran. He is a founding member of Peter Kyle Dance. Dylan became an understudy for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2007, joined the main company in 2009 and was a part of the company’s final tour through 2012. Now living the freelance life, he works with Kimberly Bartosik/ Daela, Sally Silvers, Ryan McNamara, Megan Williams and Pam Tanowitz Dance. He is on faculty at the Cunningham Trust, SUNY Purchase and Burklyn Ballet Theatre and a is stager for the Cunningham Trust. Dylan is a twotime Bessie recipient, one of them for his work in Tanowitz’ Be in the Gray With me (2009), whom he has been dancing for since 2008.
Dylan's own company, Crossman Dans(c)e, looks at identity issues within the frame of formalism and the beauty in vulnerability. His work had been seen at Roulette, La Mama, the 92nd Street Y, the Museum of Arts and Design, Gibney Dance, Abrons Arts Center and The Yard. Dylan also works with children as well as adults, introducing them to Merce Cunningham's creative ideas and philosophy. Kid Birds, an outreach project he was the teacher/ choreographer for won the 2014 French Cultural and Artistic Audacity Award. Check out the latest news at www.dylancrossman.org
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CHRISTINE FLORES (Performer) is originally from Toronto, Ontario and started training at Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance Etobicoke. She received her BFA from New World School of the Arts (Miami) in 2015. Christine is currently based in New York City and has worked with Company XIV, Chase Brock Experience, Caleb Teicher & Co., Netta Yerushalmy, Crossman Dans(c)e, Peter Chu, Tania Perez Salas Dance Company (Mexico), Isodoc Dance, Emma Portner, and Shinsa Collective. She has been working with Pam Tanowitz since 2016.
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ZACHARY GONDER (Performer) was born in Grayslake, IL, a small suburb north of Chicago. At the age of five, he started dancing at The Dance Connection, a local studio. He then trained at the Chicago Academy for the Arts High School under the tutelage of renowned choreographer Randy Duncan. He graduated from Juilliard in 2018 where he performed works by Austin McCormick, José Limón, Aszure Barton, Pam Tanowitz, Richard Alston, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Crystal Pite. Zachary has worked for BODYTRAFFIC in L.A. as well as the Barton Sisters’ Axis Connect Program. He currently dances for Pam Tanowitz Dance and Brian Brooks Moving Company, and is excited to continue performing in New York City.
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LINDSEY JONES (Performer) is from St. Louis, MO and started dancing at COCA, The Center of Creative Arts. She attended London Contemporary Dance School and received her BFA from SUNY Purchase. Jones originated the role of 'Cat' in Isaac Mizrahi's 'Peter & The Wolf' and was featured in his production of 'The Magic Flute' at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She has performed with Bill Young, Jonathan Allen, GREYZONE, Ian Spencer Bell, June Finch, Adriane Lee, Merce Cunningham Trust and Sally Silvers. Jones is currently working with Dance Heginbotham, Caleb Teicher & Co., Kimberly Bartosik/daela and has been performing with Pam Tanowitz Dance since 2013.
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VICTOR LOZANO (Performer) is currently performing with Pam Tanowitz Dance, Dance Heginbotham, and Madboots Dance. His past credits include Brian Brooks Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and the Merce Cunningham Trust. Lozano holds a B.F.A. in Dance from the Juilliard School and is a recipient of the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship (2016-18). He is originally from Houston, Texas, where he trained at the Houston Ballet, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, and High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
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MELISSA TOOGOOD (Performer, Rehearsal Director) is a Bessie Award winning performer. She is both Dancer and Rehearsal Director for Pam Tanowitz Dance, and has assisted Tanowitz on numerous creations including works for Ballet Austin, The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, the Fall for Dance Festival, Vail International Dance Festival and others. Melissa was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, has taught Cunningham Technique internationally since 2007, is a 2013 & 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow and is an official Stager for the Merce Cunningham Trust. She has performed with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Kimberly Bartosik, Wally Cardona & Jennifer Lacey, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Miro Dance Theater, Stephen Petronio Company, Sally Silvers, Christopher Williams, The Bang Group:Tap Lab, and many others. Melissa is a native of Sydney, Australia and holds a BFA in Dance Performance from New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.
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NETTA YERUSHALMY (Performer) is a choreographer and performer based in NYC. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Grant to Artists from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, as well Jerome Robbins Bogliasco, NYFA, and Six Points fellowships. Her work has been supported and presented by American Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, La Mama, Danspace Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CurtainUp (TelAviv), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, and Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Berlin). Her current project, Paramodernities, was granted a National Dance Project production award and will premiere at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2018.
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The FLUX Quartet is a string ensemble made up of Tom Chiu (violinist and composer), Felix Fan (cellist), Conrad Harris (violinist), and Max Mandel (violinist). Founded in the 90’s by Chiu, FLUX is driven by a mission akin to the Fluxus movement in the 60’s: to pursue a living art for all people with an "anything-goes, do-it-yourself" spirit. FLUX continually challenges and expands stylistic boundaries by pursuing collaborative relationships with genre-transcending artists such as Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, avant balloonist Judy Dunaway, and digital artists collective The OpenEnded Group. The quartet has a history of collaborating with dance artists, including choreographers Shen Wei, Christopher Wheeldon, and Tanowitz. FLUX captivates audiences worldwide with a vivid repertoire that combines seminal pioneers with visionaries of tomorrow. From late 20th-century masterworks by Gyorgy Ligeti, Conlon Nancarrow, Giacinto Scelsi, and Iannis Xenakis, to new works by David First, Roscoe Mitchell, Matthew Welch, and John Zorn, FLUX brings to all of its performances a “boundless, uninhibited energy.” (The New York Times) As part of its mission to discover future musical groundbreakers, FLUX has secured commissioning grants from the American Composers Forum, USArtists International, Aaron Copland Fund, and Meet The Composer. FLUX has performed to rave reviews at numerous music centers around the world, including the Library of Congress, the Walker Art Center, the Kennedy Center, EMPAC at RPI, Roulette Intermedium, and Carnegie’s Zankel Hall as part of the When Morty Met John Festival. FLUX’s numerous radio credits include NPR’s All Things Considered, WNYC’s New Sounds and Soundcheck, and WFMU’s Stochastic Hit Parade. Highlights of FLUX’s 2012 season included a much-celebrated Feldman Festival at New York’s Bargemusic, Untitled (The Blue Ballet) with Tanowitz at The Kitchen, and the BEYOND CAGE Festival with the New York-based S.E.M Ensemble at the Paula Cooper Gallery
DAN SIEGLER is a composer and producer from New York City. His music combines electronic and organic elements, incorporating references to jazz, blues and folk. Influenced by musique concrète, these “sound-first compositions” employ a mixture of analog synthesizers and keyboards, orchestration for strings, horns and woodwinds, glitch sound material and field recordings. Siegler’s awards include the Abe Olman Scholarship from The National Academy of Popular Music, a Wildacres composer’s residency and a choreographer + composer residency administered by Exploring the Metropolis. His piece, Read the Following Before Playing (2015) premiered at Roulette’s Interpretations series, performed by the violin duo, String Noise. As owner/operator of Saturnfoot Studios, Siegler has produced sessions for HBO’s Bored to Death, Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and David LaChapelle as well as a wide range of singer/songwriters.
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REID BARTELME (Costume Designer) began his professional life as a dancer. He worked for Ballet companies throughout North America and Canada, and later in his career worked for modern dance companies in New York including Shen Wei Dance Arts and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. He has also performed in works by Jack Ferver, Liz Santoro, Burr Johnson, Douglas Dunn, Christopher Williams, and Kyle Abraham. He went on to graduate from the fashion design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology and began working as a freelance costume designer. Reid has designed costumes most notably for Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, Trey McIntyre, Jack Ferver, Pontus Lidberg, and Liz Santoro. In collaboration with designer Harriet Jung, Reid has designed costumes for the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Justin Peck, Marcelo Gomes, Jodi Melnick, Doug Varone, and Kyle Abraham.
HARRIET JUNG (Costume Designer) received her degree in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, then moved to New York to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Upon completing the program, she obtained a design position with womenswear designer, Jill Stuart. In addition, she began collaborating with costume designer Reid Bartelme and co-founded Reid and Harriet Design in 2011. Together, they have most notably designed for New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Justin Peck, Pam Tanowitz, Pontus Lidberg, Doug Varone, and Kyle Abraham.
DAVISON SCANDRETT (Lighting Designer) has supervised lighting and technical production for more than 1100 performances in 46 states and 27 countries. Previous designs for Pam Tanowitz include Broken Story… (Guggenheim Museum), Heaven on One's Head, PASSAGEN (Joyce), and The Spectators (NYLA). He has also created lighting for Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Sarah Michelson, Andrew Ondrejcak, Rebecca Lazier, Harrison Atelier, and Paris Opera Ballet. He was the recipient of a 2007 Bessie for his collaboration with Sarah Michelson and Parker Lutz on the visual design of DOGS. Production management credits include Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature, Marina Abramovic's Goldberg at the Park Avenue Armory, National Ballet of China & Kafka on the Shore for Lincoln Center Festival, and serving as Director of Production for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2008-2012.