Patricia Strauss, Full-Time Faculty
Patricia Strauss’ performing, teaching and choreographic experiences range from classical ballet and Broadway musicals, to modern and jazz-ballet. Ms. Strauss has successfully produced and directed nationally for companies/shows and events. In addition she has headed up and directed numerous programs for dance schools. Ms. Strauss has performed with several prominent companies in which she was soloist and/or principal dancer. Those companies include Les Ballet-Jazz of Montreal, Minnesota Dance Company, Rondo Dance Theater, Joyce Trislers’ Dance Company, and Het-National Ballet of Holland’s Opera Ballet, The Alvin Ailey Apprentice Company, and was invited by Paul Taylor to understudy repertoire. In addition to performing, Ms. Strauss has taught ballet full time with many of the major dance schools which include Ballet Orlando, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Ballet Chicago Studio Company.
Ms. Strauss has been resident or guest teacher for the School of Richmond Ballet, New World School of the Arts, Walt Disney World, Audre Mendel & Jurgen Schneider’s Vaganova Seminar, Lake Michigan College, Urdang Academy of London, Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Eddy Toussaint, Ballet Florida, Harvard University and Harvard Ballet Company. She has taught professional company ballet classes for Maximum Dance Company in Miami, The Alvin Ailey Company in Boston and Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.), Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Luna Negra in Chicago, Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater and Les Ballet Jazz of Montreal. In addition she was an adjunct dance professor with Suffolk University, Emmanuel College, and Boston College.