FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Pam Kuntz

Pam has been living and working in Bellingham, Washington since 1999 when she joined the Dance faculty at Western Washington University (WWU) where she is a faculty member.

While Pam’s choreographic interests lie in collaborating with community members to tell their stories, she continues to choreograph for students at WWU and has created work for Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD), a professional company of which she was a founding member. 

Pam's work with Kuntz and Company has received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The City of Bellingham, PeaceHealth, The Washington State Arts Commission, Chuckanut Health Foundation, Western Washington University, Whatcom Family and Community Network, WECU, the Community Food Co-Op, and the Whatcom Community Foundation.

Pam is proud to be the recipient of a 2016 and a 2007 Bellingham Mayor's Arts Award, a 2015 Artist Trust Fellowship, a 2012 Artist Trust GAP award, a 2012 Peace Builder award, and a 2011 Ken Gass Community Building Award. 


CURRENT ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS

Kate Kuntz and Company
Vanessa Kuntz and Company
Yuki Kuntz and Company

Kate Stevenson - Performer

Kate Stevenson has been dancing her entire life, starting with ballet at a young age and continuing into modern dance as an adult. A Bellingham resident of 20 years, she was part of Bellingham Repertory Dance for 7 years and has performed in many productions at Western Washington University and with Kuntz & Company. Kate graduated from WWU with a B.S. in Fitness/Exercise Science and was very active in WWU’s dance program. Kate enjoys running, teaching fitness classes, mowing the lawn, and playing with family and friends. Encouraged by her two fantastic kids and fun-loving husband, Kate could not be more excited to laugh, roll, slide, and leap across the stage.

 

Vanessa Daines - Performer

Vanessa believes dance is an opportunity to be your most honest self - free from what binds you. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from WWU in 2008. For the past decade she has collaborated and performed in many Kuntz and Company projects; the most recent being - Revived, Refurbished and Recent and Positive. As an artistic member of Bellingham Repertory Dance from 2007-2017, she performed in works by many celebrated artists, such as Malo Ariz, Josh Beamish, Joy French, Mary Sheldon-Scott and Deborah Wolf. Other roles in BRD included - fundraising, choreographing and teaching. Vanessa is continually grateful for the opportunity to work, play and create in beautiful Bellingham. 

 

Yuki Matsukura - Performer

Yuki was born and raised in Japan and decided to study abroad in the U.S. when she was 19 as she wanted to challenge herself with new people of a different culture, language, and environment. In 2017 she graduated from Western Washington University with a major in Psychology. She has been dancing classical ballet since she was the age of three. Dance is a way of expressing who she is, and it is a very important part of her life. Yuki had the opportunity to work with Pam Kuntz in the 2016 Faculty Dance Concert at WWU and performed in Kuntz and Company's Airings...voices of our youth. She is eager for new experiences and challenges that may come her way.


PAST ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS

Brendan Aanes
Francie Allen
Evyn Bartlett
Ian Bivins
Amanda Brings
William Coogan
Alona Christman
Cara Congelli
Vanessa Daines
Robin Dude
Paul Dutton
Ben Estes
Suzanne Fogarty
Paige Fredlund
Jaynie Hancock
Pat Harlin
Nate Harpel
Stephen Harvey
Annie Hewlett
Troy Hightower
Jessica Hoage
How Loud Media
Jessica Kruger
Ella Mahler
Yuki Matsukura
Nolan McNally/Cambrian Visions
Jaime Monsef
Dionne Noble
Kathy Pottratz
Hannah Reclam
Sarah Schermer
Richard Scholtz
Gregory G. Schott
Kate Stevenson
Nicole Styles
Kerrie Thornton
Spencer Thun
Lena Traenkenschuh
Ruthie V.
Diane Williams
Jessica Young
Zach Wymore