Patrick Pulkrabek grew up in Hutchinson Minnesota were he studied Ballet and Jazz. He graduated in 2003 from Perpich Center for Arts Education, the Arts High School. He received his BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007. Patrick joined Spectrum Dance Theater with artistic director Donald Byrd as a company member in early 2008 to 2012. He has performed many lead roles by world famous choreographers including Martha Graham, Mercce Cunningham, Gus Solomon Jr. and Donald Byrd, and has performed many full length ballets including the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and many more. Patrick has worked with the 5th Avenue theater in Seattle and was featured as “Dream Curly” in California Musical Theatre’s revival of Oklahoma!
Patrick has taught at Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Kent WA for the past 10 years; his choreography has won many awards regionally and nationally, and he 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” Season 2. Patrick has students attending prestigious Universities including University of Southern California Kaufman, 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.