Ballet Department Chair
Allegro Teacher since 2005
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
His students and philosophy
Patrick Pulkrabek has taught at Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Kent WA since 2005. During that time he has taught, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet and pointe to the studio's students and has choreographed solo, duo/trios, and groups in styles ranging from musical theater to contemporary ballet for Allegro's competitive team. Patrick's goal with each child is to empower them to reach goals and places they never believed they could.
Background and education
Patrick grew up in Hutchinson Minnesota were he studied Ballet and Jazz. He graduated in 2003 from Perpich Center for Arts Education, Minnesota's Arts High School. He received his BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007.
A broad dance career
Patrick joined Spectrum Dance Theater under artistic director Donald Byrd as a company member in early 2008 until 2012. During this time, he performed many lead roles from the choreography of Martha Graham, Mercce Cunningham, Gus Solomon Jr. and Donald Byrd. Additionally, with Ballet Northwest in Olympia, Patrick performed in many full length ballets including the Nutcracker as the Nutcracker Prince, Swan Lake as Prince Siegfried, and Franz in Coppelia. Patrick also worked with the 5th Avenue theater in Seattle and was featured as “Dream Curly” in California Music Theater’s revival of Oklahoma where he sang and had a speaking role!
Sought after choreographer and instructor
Patrick is currently on staff for Kids Artistic Revue Dance Convention. He is a favorite judge at their competitions and is part of their convention faculty. He travels in his spare time to many studios in the US and Canada to spread his love of teaching and dance.
Patrick’s choreography has won many awards regionally and nationally including the KAR "Choreographer of the Year" in 2015 and most recently in 2016 Choreography awards both at Starpower and at Velocity's Nationals.
Patrick has students working all over the world, including a main character in ABC family's “Bunheads” and a top 3 contestant on “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition”. Patrick has students attending prestigious Universities including USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, NYU Tisch, University of Arizona, University of Idaho, and Chapman University to name a few.
Patrick's love and passion for dance is infectious and he loves sharing his passion and knowledge with everyone he meets.
Teaching schedule for September 2019- June 2020
4:15 – 5:10 PM: Stretch & Strength Junior/Senior (8+ years)
5:15 – 6:10 PM: Stretch & Strength Junior/Senior (8+ years)
6:15 - 7:40 PM: Lyrical/Contemporary 6/7 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Tiffany
7:45 - 9:10 PM: High School Dance Team Open Class!
6:15 – 7:40 PM: Ballet 2&3 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Emily
6:15 – 7:40 PM: Ballet 3 Junior (8-12 years), co-taught with Emily
7:45 – 9:10 PM: Ballet 5 Junior/Teen (8-14 years), co-ttaught with Emily
7:45 – 9:10 PM: Ballet 5 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Emily
9:10 – 9:30 PM: Pre-Pointe, co-taught with Emily
6:15 – 7:40 PM: Ballet 6 Junior/Senior (8+ years), co-taught with Christina
6:15 – 7:40 PM: Ballet 7 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Christina
7:45 – 9:10 PM: Ballet 4 Junior (8-12 years), co-taught with Christina
7:45 – 9:10 PM: Ballet 4 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Christina
9:10 – 9:30 PM: Pointe 1 & 2