Pamela Vail is a choreographer, performer, improviser, and teacher. She is currently assistant professor of dance at Franklin & Marshall College. Before moving to Lancaster, she spent 8 years living and dancing professionally in New York City. In addition to being a co-founding member of The Architects, Vail is a founding member of critically acclaimed New York City-based Yanira Castro | a canary torsi with whom she has been performing and touring since 1995. Vail has also had the pleasure of working with and being inspired by such artists as Terry Creach, Peter Schmitz, Penny Campbell, Andrea Olsen, Susan Sgorbati, Heidi Henderson, and of course The Architects, among others. Vail’s recent videodance collaborations with filmmaker Jeremy Moss, CHROMA and CONSTRUCTS, have been screened in film festivals around the world; a new collaborative project with Moss is underway. She continues to perform her own choreography nationally and internationally, most recently at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in dance from Smith College, and has been dancing since she was six years old.