Pat Hall

Teaching artist

Pat Hall is an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer and teacher. She is a recipient of an Artists Fellowship in choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her style is most influenced by African, Caribbean, and contemporary American dance. Her interest in ceremonial and ritual practices of indigenous peoples most influences her choreographic work. Pat has appeared domestically at such places as the Joyce Theater, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Jacob’s Pillow, as well as in numerous theaters around the world. Her reputation has won her invitiations to participate in many festivals including Spoleto, Next Wave Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, and the Willisau Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Pat was also an Artist-in-Residence at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and Visiting Artist at the University of Singapore. She also toured extensively as a guest artist with Urban Bush Women. As a recipient of Dance Theater Workshop’s National Performance Suitcase Fund Award, Pat enjoyed research expeditions to Haiti, Martinique, Jamaica, Nigeria and Benin. She has also performed in Peru, Hungary, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, England, and Senegal. She is a recipient of the ethnic dance award from Dance Giant Steps, Inc., Attitude Magazine. Her work is noted in the books, Gestures of Genius by Rachel Vigier and The Healing Drum by Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall. Sought after as a teacher and lecturer, Pat has been an Artist-in-Residence at Cornell University and is currently a teaching artist for Brooklyn Academy of Music in the Department of Education and Humanities. She is also a consultant on BAM’s DanceAfrica/Restoration project. Pat is an adjunct professor at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.