Pamela Hetherington is a Philadelphia tap dancer. Her artistic work aims to expand the boundaries of jazz tap, both as a soloist, a choreographer, and a composer. 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, and in 2014, she created Take It Away Dance, a tap dance and live music company has been presented consistently in Philadelphia and New York. Her work has been presented by Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Creative Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, Allentown Art Museum, Dixon Place, and Symphony Space. She has an original jazz composition published in the Philadelphia Real Book and is a featured recording artist on the “Whitman Project” mixtape, published by The Philadelphia Jazz Project. For Take It Away Dance, she has choreographed and directed five evening-length tap dance and live music concerts since 2014. Pam has been interviewed about her work on Articulate (WHYY) and The Arts Desk (WRTI), and she was recognized in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Dance Teacher Magazine for her work with The Philadelphia Community Tap Project.  She owns Philadelphia's principal studio for percussive dance: Sound Space. For more, please visit www.pamelahetherington.net.

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