Pamela Tatge

Pamela Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P ’16, was Director of the Center for the Arts from 1999 to 2016, and a Co-Founder of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University in 2011. She became the Executive Director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in April 2016.

Tatge is the recipient of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ 2010 William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming.

As Director of the Center for the Arts, Tatge oversaw robust programming in music, dance, theater, and visual arts in an eleven-building complex and across the Wesleyan campus. She supported the realization of faculty and student work in the arts and spearheaded the development of the University’s Creative Campus Initiative with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; an initiative that includes Feet to the Fire, an annual campus-wide exploration of environmental issues. She also led the development of the University’s Green Street Arts Center, a community arts center that was established in 2005 to serve as an anchor to revitalization efforts in Middletown’s North End. Other accomplishments include the inauguration of the Breaking Ground Dance Series, DanceMasters Weekend, and the Outside the Box Theater Series.

Prior to her work at Wesleyan, Tatge spent a decade as the Director of Development and Long Range Planning at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.