Patrick Kilbane (he/him) is from Bainbridge Island, Washington. He discovered dance at the age of 14 and trained on full scholarship at San Francisco Ballet School. He continued his training at the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School and with Suzanne Farrell at The Kennedy Center. He spent two seasons with Oregon Ballet Theater and five seasons with NW Dance Project in Portland, Oregon where he had the opportunity to perform, choreograph, and teach. There he danced original roles in new works by Ihsan Rustem, Wen Wei Wang, Danielle Agami, Lucas Crandall, Didy Veldman, Patrick Delcroix, André Mesquita, Andrea Miller, Lauren Edson, Benoit Swan-Pouffer, and many others. Patrick spent several years as a freelance artist based in Seattle where he danced with Kate Wallich + The YC, W’Him W’Him, KT Niehoff, and created and performed internationally. Patrick joined Ballet BC under the directorship of Emily Molnar in 2017. During his time with the company, he had the privilege of traveling the world performing works by William Forsythe, Emily Molnar, Medhi Walerski, Cayetano Soto, Sharon Eyal, Serge Bennethan, Adi Salant, Jorma Elo, Ohad Naharin, and Crystal Pite. Patrick spent the last two years living and teaching at a spiritual retreat in Portland, Oregon and recently became a certified yoga instructor. He is thrilled to be moving back to Vancouver to rejoin Ballet BC for the 2022/23 season.