Pamela Pamela Allen is a Pacific Northwest native and a very accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer. She began dancing at the young age of 3 years old. Pamela has a lengthy career of teaching that includes titles such as Artistic Director of Synergy Performing Company, Owner/Director of Turning Pointe Dance Academy, serving as the director of the Tri-Cities Dance Association, choreographer/instructor for Universal Dance Association, department head for the ballet, tap, and jazz departments, guest choreographer for the Academy of Children’s Theater, The Teri-Cities Juneteenth Pageant and many more. She has also been a guest speaker across the Pacific Northwest on dance choreography, technique, and dance program development. Pamela is one of the original Co-Founders of Beat BangerZ founded in 2010 in Portland Oregon. As a co-founder and member of Beat BangerZ, Pamela has performed internationally, sharing her passion for the percussive art form of tap. In 2015 Pamela cofounded the non profit organization, Portland Tap Alliance. This organization continues to grow by supporting and funding the rebirth of the legendary Portland Tap Dance Festival and partnering with other artistic based non profit organizations to promote the arts. She continues to work to create opportunities to expose the communities of the Pacific Northwest to the tap art form and support talented artists who continue to do the same. Pamela is known for giving fun, inspirational and technique building classes. She currently teaches many tap classes, along with jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. Pamela has donated much of her time and choreography to other nonprofit organizations in the community furthering the exposure of dance and education of the youth.