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Dancer Patrick Kilbane

Patrick is from Bainbridge Island, Washington. He discovered dance at the age of 14 and studied on full scholarship at San Francisco Ballet School. He continued his training at the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and with Suzanne Farrell at The Kennedy Center. Patrick worked with Oregon Ballet Theater where he danced ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. He spent five seasons with Sarah Slipper’s NW Dance Project in Portland, Oregon as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. There he danced original roles in new works by Ihsan Rustem, Wen Wei Wang, Danielle Agami, Maurice Causey, Noam Gagnon, Lucas Crandall, Didy Veldman, Olivier Wevers, Patrick Delcroix, and many others. Before moving to Vancouver he danced with Whim W’Him and worked as a freelance artist in Seattle and internationally. During his time with Ballet BC he has had the privilege of performing works by Emily Molnar, Medhi Walerski, Cayetano Soto, Sharon Eyal, William Forsythe, and Crystal Pite. This is Patrick’s 2nd season with the company.