Patricia Allison

Patricia is a Toronto based choreographer, filmmaker, educator, performer, and theatre creator. In 2018 she won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Director in Independent Theatre for a production of Mark Ravenhill’s Pool (No Water) which she co-created with Jill Harper and Cue6 Theatre. Her short film Grey Matter took home “Best Experimental Film” at the 3-Minute Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California in 2018.

Patricia Studied contemporary dance at ladmmi l’école danse contemporaine which she graduated from in 2007. She then went back to school to further her education in the field of dance and earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from York University which she completed in 2019. For the thesis research and project Patricia studied canonical counter discourse and adaptation theory. This developed her passion of approaching the western classics (Shakespeare, Ballet, etc.) through her own feminist, queer, and disabled lens.

Patricia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in April of 2017 and is an advocate for disabled artists while continuing to familiarize herself with her new body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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