Pam Tanowitz has been making dances since 1992. In 2009 she received a Bessie Award for her dance, Be in the Gray With Me, at Dance Theater Workshop. Tanowitz was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 and the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University in 2013-14. Tanowitz has been invited to create new work for the Vail International Dance Festival and New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival. She has set work on The Juilliard School, Ballet Austin, New York Theater Ballet and Saint Louis Ballet, and has been a guest choreographer in the dance departments at Barnard College, Princeton University, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Marymount Manhattan College and Purchase College. In 2016, Pam Tanowitz was the winner of the Juried Bessie Award for her work, "the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces". Additional awards include three Joyce Theater Residency Grants, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Tanowitz was selected as a Resident Fellow at New York University's Center for Ballet and the Arts, and currently teaches at Rutgers University. She holds dance degrees from The Ohio State University and Sarah Lawrence College.