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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Patrick Corbin (Artistic Director) was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland. Patrick studied tap and jazz at The Art Linkletter Totten Studios from 1972-1977. Ballet became a part of Patrick’s life when he started studying with Bernard Spriggs from 1977-78, the Montgomery Ballet from 1978-79, and The Washington School of Ballet from 1979-83.

Patrick became an apprentice with the Washington Ballet where he danced works by Choo San Goh. In 1983 Patrick moved to New York to train at The School of American Ballet. In 1984 after a brief stint with The Kansas City Ballet, Patrick returned to New York to join ABT II then Joffrey II Dancers. He was invited to join the Joffrey Ballet in 1985 where he was introduced to dancing the works of Paul Taylor. In 1989 Patrick joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company where he became one of its most celebrated members and danced there until 2005.

Patrick has been featured in five PBS Great Performances between 1988 and 2004 and the 1998 Academy Award nominated documentary Dancemaker.  He was a recipient of the New York Performance Award (Bessie) for Sustained Achievement with The Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2001.  Since retirement from the Paul Taylor Company, Patrick has had the honor of performing in Lar Lubovitch’s Men’s Stories in 2005 and creating a role in Martha Clarke’s Angel Reapers, which premiered at The American Dance festival in July 2010. Patrick founded his own company CorbinDances in 2005 and creates and stages his own work as well as the work of Paul Taylor on companies throughout the United States including San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Miami City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Company C Contemporary Ballet, City Dance Ensemble, James Sewell Ballet and American Repertory Ballet Company.  Patrick teaches modern dance at the Taylor School and ballet at Gibney Dance and has developed FUNdaMENTALS, a movement program for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.