Performing on the world’s stages since she was sixteen when she toured Europe with the Pittsburgh Opera, GINA PATTERSON is known as a versatile, consummate performer. She has danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Ballet Austin, Ballet Florida, and American Repertory Ensemble, performing in the US, Canada, Iceland, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and France. She has appeared at the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. Since 2008, she has been working as a freelance dance artist.
Ms. Patterson’s choreography has been presented internationally, winning the prestigious Choo San Goh Award for Choreography, the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Choreographer, and has been chosen four times by Ballet Builder''s Showcase in New York. She has created original works for Ballet Austin, Richmond Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Florida, Dayton Ballet, BalletMet, DanceWorks Chicago, Ballet Pacifica, Hubbard Street 2, Ballet Austin II, the National Choreographic Initiative, Ballet East, Montana Ballet, and the University of Iowa, among others.
She continues to share the knowledge garnered from three decades of professional experience with the next generation of dance artists, believing that anyone can give voice to their unique inner song through dance.