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Pam's early dance education and performing opportunities began in the Los Angeles, North Hollywood, and Hollywood areas. She studied ballet with teachers from the Ballet Russe and Royal Danish Ballet, tap with instructors from vaudeville to stars of movie musicals (including the Nicholas Brothers), and jazz from a variety of instructors from all over the U.S. Pam also competed in gymnastics at the state level during high school.
Pam began her teaching career at the age of 16 for Louis Da Pron Dance Studio, Showcase Studios, and Anita King Ballet School.
Shortly after her move to Napa in the 1970s, Pam became owner of Napa’s Academy of Dance. She was the director/choreographer of the studio for the next 17 years, and performed in Napa and throughout the San Francisco Bay area. During that time, she studied ballet at The Ballet School in Walnut Creek, and took master tap, ballet, musical theatre dance and jazz classes from well known teachers across the country.
She began teaching and choreographing for Napa Valley College in 1978. She is adjunct faculty for the Napa Valley College Physical Education division in Dance and Arts & Humanities division in Dance and Theatre. She continues choreographing and teaching for Napa Valley College and also choreographs for a variety of Napa Valley events and musical presentations. Among the many musicals she has choreographed, some of her favorites are: Fiddler On The Roof, Carousel, Music Man, Seussical, Cabaret, Phantom of The Opera, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Follies, Anything Goes, Once On This Island, and Forever Plaid.
In addition to her work in theatre and dance, Pam earned her Masters of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and works full time as a Speech Language Pathologist.
When not working, Pam enjoys travel, photography, and sharing her love of dance with people of all ages.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
― Martha Graham