PAMELA TATGE: "Dance in the 21st Century" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Hotchkiss School


Pamela Tatge, Director of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, an international dance festival, professional school, and archives located in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.   She is responsible for setting the artistic vision and strategic goals for all aspects of the organization, including Festival programming, education, preservation, audience engagement, residency programming and artist support, long-term planning, collaborative programming, fundraising, marketing, and more.  

Ms. Tatge describes Jacob's Pillow as a "standard-bearer and change-maker" in the world of the arts.  During her Salisbury Forum appearance, she will illustrate for her audience "the anatomy of an internationally renowned arts organization and its global/local perspective."

Pamela Tatge was named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today” by Dance Magazine in 2017 and is the recipient of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ 2010 William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming.

For nearly 17 years, Tatge served as the Director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, overseeing robust programming and acclaimed artistic initiatives for dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts, including the Breaking Ground Dance Series. Initiatives that were launched and developed during her tenure include the Creative Campus Initiative, integrating arts into non - arts areas of the curriculum; the Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning; Feet to the Fire, examining environmental sustainability through an arts lens; and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, the first-ever Masters degree in Performance Curation.

Prior to her work at Wesleyan, Tatge spent a decade as the Director of Development at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT. Tatge holds a B.A. in History and an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.