About

Senior Instructor, Dance

(360) 650-3789

Pam.Kuntz@wwu.edu

Pronouns:

she/her

 

Pam Kuntz danced in NY, Boston, and Montana before moving to Bellingham, WA in 1999 to teach at WWU. Pam strives to guide her students to explore their own creative voice, discover habits and make choices. Pam’s teaching is most strongly informed by her training in the Alexander technique. Along with teaching at Western, Pam also teaches a class in the community for people living with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. She is dedicated to arts education for children and worked closely with OSPI by helping the state create assessments for both children (CBPAs) and educators (WEST-E). Pam was a founding member of Bellingham Repertory Dance, a professional dance company in the community. She enjoys choreographing on WWU students in dance program concerts as well as in theatre department plays and musicals. She is the founder and Artistic Director of "Kuntz and Company" (kuntzandco.org) where she works with professional artists and community members to share the stories of our community through the arts. Pam has received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Washington State Arts Commission, the City of Bellingham, and others. Pam is proud to be a 2015 Artist Trust Fellow, a 2012 Artist Trust GAP recipient, a 2012 Peace Builder recipient, a 2011 Ken Gass Community Building Award, and a 2015 and 2007 Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Award recipient. Her choreography has been performed in WA, MT, MA, and WI and her work with WWU students was recognized by the American College Dance Association. She is an accomplished screendance artist with numerous films earning recognition at festivals across the country and Sweeden. 

BFA University of Montana

MFA Boston Conservatory