Fritha Pengelly (Hampshire College Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance), received her M.F.A. in dance from the University of Washington and her B.A. in dance from Hampshire College. Fritha spent seven years (1994-2001) performing and teaching nationally and internationally as a member of the New York City-based Doug Elkins Dance Company. In addition to her work with the Elkins Company, Fritha has performed with The Chamber Dance Company, David Neumann, and Wire Monkey Dance. Her own work has been shown at several venues in New York City, The Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Darien Arts Center (CT), Seattle, and at the Inside/Out Series at Jacob's Pillow. She is the Artistic Director of Pengelly:Projects, which presented its first full evening of work in Northampton in July 2004. Fritha was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington from 2006-2007, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Hampshire College from 2002-2004, and has taught courses at Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts. She is also a certified Pilates Instructor.