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PATRICIA OKENWA

Patricia is originally from Germany and has been a dancer with Rambert Dance Company since 2004. She has been creating work for the companies’ season of new Choreography on four occasions as well as presenting work at The Place, at the artist platform Work in Spain and in collaboration with the Architecture Association Interprofessional Studio.

In her past projects Patricia has collaborated with Composers Gabriel Prokofiev, Troy Banarzi, rock band Big Linda and producer/musician team Geoff Holroyde, Patrick Murdoch and James Holroyde, as well as designers Georg Meyer-Wiel and Hetta Johnson.

During her time as a dancer with Rambert Patricia has experienced creation and recreations with the range of Choreographers that make up the company repertoire.Before joining Rambert Patricia worked as a dancer for theensemblegroup, Arc Dance Company, Rafael Bonachela, Andile Sotiya, Emilyn Claid and Stephanie Schober and taught at the Rambert School and Urdang Academy.

She trained at the John Neumeier School of the Hamburg Ballet and the Rambert School where she started choreographing for school shows and had a first taste of collaboration with students of St MartinÍs School of Art on their Design for Dance Program for the Cochrane Theatre. After graduating she was sponsored to travel to New York to receive further training at the Ailey School and Merce Cunningham Studios.

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