New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Pamela: Circus Artist & Choreographer

Pamela is an artistic director, choreographer, and international performing artist; an aerialist, acrobat, gymnast, and dancer. Pamela's creative work is versatile yet studied. She is knowledgeable in Afro - Cuban, Afro - Haitian, Afro - Brazilian, Jamaican, and other Caribbean and Latin Dance forms including: salsa, cha cha, cumbia, merengue, rueda de casino, and bachata. Pamela enjoys integrating movement from the African Diaspora into contemporary dance styles.

She has done commercials, award shows, large-scale events and spectacular acrobatic shows, like Le Reve at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Pamela is the artistic director of Awaken Circus and Dance Theater as well as the eARTh Studio at the University of California in Irvine.

Pamela is also well versed in collaborating with multicultural and multidisciplinary artists, art direction, artistic management, project development, program creation, program coordinating, event planning and fundraising. She has worked with performing arts organizations throughout the US and internationally.

Pamela received her degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University. She completed field research projects and worked with nonprofit organizations throughout Africa, India, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Broadly, her research interests include: conflict and peacebuilding, sustainability and the environment, social justice, equity, and empowerment, cultural development, history, and folklore.

Pamela considers herself an acrobatic storyteller of African American and African Diaspora histories and traditions, as well as spiritual tales and morals. Pamela specializes in creating socially relevant and globally engaged performances. Her vision is to generate art that inspires people to think critically and contribute positively to their world.

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  • June 2020

    Director of Programs for The Storytelling Room and an affiliated movement artist featured in programs like the Juneteenth Celebration.

  • January 2020

    Pamela Donohoo is the founder and Artistic Director of the eARTh Studio at the University of California, Irvine. The Environment Art and Human Security (eARTh) has two main objectives: First, to support and highlight art that inspires action around sustainability and human security; and second, to create a platform for the sustainability of art. The eARTh studio believes that art serves as a catalyst for dialogue and engagement on issues that are often polarizing and difficult to address. The universal language of art gives humanity an opportunity to learn, engage, connect and act on meaningful issues in new and profound ways. The eARTh Studio aims engage wider audiences on issues surrounding the environment, sustainability and human security.

  • November 2019

    Circus Director of evening length cricus produciton. Apporximately 4,000 audience members with an additional low sensory accessability performance.


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director/ Choreographer/ Aerialist/ Acrobat/ Dancer
Physical Address: 
Etna, NH 03750
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Circus
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Humanities - Anthropology
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Theater - General
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Theater Technical Production
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab West
Stanford University
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Performances have been and can be modified for sensory disabilities. Teaching engagements are made accessible to all abilities if information is provided in advance.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age