Patricia Seto-Weiss

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Patricia Seto-Weiss is Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University, where she has taught ballet courses since 2018. Originally from Germany, she received her Artist Diploma in dance performance and pedagogy from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich. While still a student, Ms. Seto-Weiss made her professional debut in the Bavarian State Opera's production of Verdi's Falstaff. Upon graduation, she continued her studies at The Ailey School in New York City.

Ms. Seto-Weiss has choreographed numerous operas, including the western hemisphere premiere of J. A. Hasse's Alcide al bivio at Columbia University, and productions at the Juilliard School and The Ailey Citigroup Theater. She served as Artistic Director and Choreographer of VQ Dance Productions, where her projects included a two-hour contemporary ballet inspired by the novel Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Additional projects include collaborations with visual artists Annegret Hoch and Susanne Thiemann in New York and Germany. 

Ms. Seto-Weiss is a passionate ballet instructor who is dedicated to making the art form more accessible, inclusive, and body positive. In addition to her position at Brown, she is on the faculty at New Haven Ballet and is a guest artist at Chrystie Street Ballet Academy in New York City, where she taught for over ten years. She began her teaching career at Ballet Tech under the directorship of Eliot Feld, working closely with Tammi Shamblin and Beth Barrow. She created and taught the Teen Ballet Series at the Ailey Extension, the open dance program of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, from its inception in 2007 until 2011.

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