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Pat Stone

Pat Stone MA, CLMA, is an award–winning choreographer who has performed her work throughout the United States. Her choreography was selected for Brooklyn New York's celebrated White Wave DUMBO Festival, which boast applicants from five countries. Most recently, her collaborative choreography with alum, Veronica Ramirez, was selected to perform in the adjudicated, Austin Dance Festival.  Her choreography/performance was chosen for the gala at the South Central American College Dance Festival and was several times winner of the Austin Dance Umbrella's statewide competition, “Workouts,” juried by nationally recognized critics and choreographers.  She co founded the improvisation based, Request Dance Company, and has performed with Julie Nathanielsz's The Meeting Point, a choreographer’s collective investigating sensation-based improvisation.

Pat Stone's passion, besides facilitating budding artist in the art of improvisation and composition, is dance as social activism.  For many years she taught workshops on "Contact Improvisation as Creative Connection and Healing Art."  Pat continued her passion by producing TSU residency of New York based, Gibney Dance Company's Community Arts Action model for domestic violence survivors.  She also steer headed the annual Texas Dance Improvisation Festival at TSU, which featured Keith Hennessy, pioneer in social activism for the underrepresented, focusing on the LGBTQ community.

Pat completed undergraduate work at Ohio University, master's at University of Illinois, Champaign, and in 2006, completed certification as a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.  Pat trained with first generation founders, Graham, Nicolai and Limon as well as postmodern pioneers, Steve Paxton and Deborah Hay.  She also studied with Nancy Stark-Smith, Danny Lipkoff, Christine Savane, Lisa Nelson, Ray Chung, Nina Martin, Marsha Paludan, and John Roland.