Born in Cork, Patricia Crosbie was a member of Irish National Ballet for 6 years, dancing leading roles in many of the classics, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Cinderella. She was a principle with London Ballet Theatre and Vienna Festival Ballet and toured worldwide with the renowned rock band, The Kinks, choreographing and performing in their concerts.
Patricia is now Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet for whom she has choreographed many ballets, including her critically acclaimed full-length dance interpretation of The Playboy of the Western World. She has conducted workshops and Master classes for Dance Ireland, Irish National Youth Ballet, Crux Dance Company, Siamsa Tire and Cork Youth Ballet Company among others.
Patricia taught ballet and jazz ballet on the Diploma in Dance course at Cork’s College of Further Education (CSN) for 12 years and is now Ballet Tutor on the MA and BA dance courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. She contributed to Dr. Ruth Fleischmann’s book Joan Denise Moriarty: Ireland’s First Lady of Dance, and spoke at its launch at the University of Limerick.
Patricia was awarded her MA in Dance from UL in 2011 and has been appointed Associated Artist 2015/2016 for Dance Ireland.