Pamela Hetherington 

is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director. A Philadelphia native, she was a principle dancer with Tap Team Two & Company, under the direction of Robert F. Burden, Jr., from 1996-2011, during which time she performed widely in major theaters and festivals all over Philadelphia and the East Coast. Those experiences led her to imagine and produce dozens of tap dance and live music events in Philadelphia, starting in 2007. In 2014, she created Take It Away Dance, a tap dance and live music company that is the sound of Philadelphia. She has received artistic support from the Barra Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Small but Mighty Arts, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund on behalf of the Philadelphia Community Tap Project. Pam works consistently as a solo artist and her current focus is on creating deeply musical duets with female musicians and artists, including pianist and vocalist, Dena Underwood; violinist, Mandy Wolman; vocalist and percussive dance artist, Jenny Herzog and piano-vocalist, Erica Corbo, with whom she has created a new original concert entitled "Glittering." (2018) A new avenue of interest is music composition: her first original jazz composition for tap dance was published in the Philadelphia Real Book, 1st Ed. and 2nd Ed. (2017, 2018). She has been invited to speak about tap dance and jazz music in Philadelphia, on a variety of nationally-syndicated programs, including Articulate (WHYY) and The Arts Desk (WRTI), and she was recently recognized in the May 2017 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine.  She owns Philadelphia's principal percussive and world dance studio: Sound Space. For more, please visit www.pamelahetherington.net.