Co-Founder and Director
Pamela Pietro is an Independent Artist and Educator. She received her BFA/Dance from Florida State University and her MFA/Dance with a minor in Biomedical Ethics from University of Washington. She is an Associate Arts Professor and Associate Chair at New York University Tisch School for the Arts, Department of Dance where she received the prestigious David Payne-Carter Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012/2013. She is Director of Tisch Dance Summer Residency Festival, Tisch Dance in Berlin Program, and Future Dancers and Dancemakers. Pamela was on the faculty at the American Dance Festival from 1997-2016. As a dancer and performer, she has worked with Gerri Houlihan and Dancers; Anthony Morgan Dance Company; Michael Foley Dance; RaceDance; bopi’s black sheep/dances, Mark Haim; and Jennifer Nugent. She has international exposure throughout Asia and Europe for both her teaching and solo performance work. She was nominated for and served on the Bessie Awards Search Committee for 2019-2021. Pamela was a gold medal winner at the Asiagraph Video/Choreography competition in Shanghai, China. She has presented original research at the Hawaiian Arts and Humanities Conference in Waikiki and at an ACM Multimedia Conference in Santa Barbara. Her choreography has been presented both nationally and internationally – by Danspace Food For Thought, Danspace Draftworks, 92nd Street Y Fridays at Noon, Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange in New York; Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company in Sarasota, Florida; Momentum Danza Company in Panama; dulcedanceco in Phoenix AZ; James Madison University in Virginia; La Salle Academy in Singapore; ASWARA Dance in Malaysia; Dance RoundTable in Taipai, Taiwan; The New Beijing Dance Festival in Beijing; collaboration with artist Rui Huang; and JD Festival in Korea. Pamela is a certified Pilates and movement specialist and has spent over 10 years in close collaboration with Neuroanatomist Irene Dowd.