Pam is in her 24thseason as the owner/director of Forte Arts Center in Illinois. She has extensive training in both dance education and business as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University. She is also a Rhythm Works Integrative Certified Instructor. Pam loves sharing her knowledge of dance with her students, judging dance competition and travelling to train teachers across the country. She also owns and operates All Occasion Photo Booth, Divine Dancewear, Simpson Business Management, Tumbling Effect, and Pam’s Famous Corn Dogs. Pam also serves as a board member for JorsTap Chicago. Pam recently received the “Women of Distinction” award in Greater Grundy County for her impact and contribution to her community. In 2014 Pam started Tumbling Effect, which is program to help start, grow or enhance tumbling/acrobatic programs in dance studios and gyms. Pam has over 30 years of experience teaching tumbling and has developed a safe and effective curriculum that she and her team enjoy sharing with others.