Pattie Obey


Master Teacher - Choreographer

Pattie Obey is a committed professional bringing her experience,
creativity, passion, and humor to the teaching profession.
A Chicago native and the daughter of a dancer, Pattie began her
professional career touring internationally with Gus Giordano's
Jazz Dance Chicago. Her performance credits both in the USA and
abroad includes Broadway musicals, films and television.
Her personal style is greatly influenced by her mentor Gus Giordano,
former Hubbard Street artistic director Lou Conte, jazz master
Matt Mattox and her own elegant and powerful femininity.
Pattie credits her extensive classical background to her training
with ex-Royal ballet soloists Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay.
Currently, Obey makes her home in Delray Beach, Florida after living
in Europe for the past 28 years. She is presently a guest teacher at
Harid Conservatory and Boca Ballet Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida.
Pattie has been on the faculty of numerous dance festivals in Germany,
Austria, Finland and Mexico. She is a master teacher for both Dance
Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. For 8 years she
was a guest artist in residence at the University of Performing Arts in
Tilburg, The Netherlands. Pattie has taught for colleges, universities,
dance companies and eminent dance studios in 36 states and 16 countries.
She has choreographed works for LaJazDanz, Ormao Dance Company,
Spectrum Dance Theatre, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company,
Jazz Dance Theatre, Boca Ballet Theatre, Illusionists'
Ted and Marion Outerbridge, The Playhouse Dance Company
at Point Park College and Pori Dance Company in Pori,
Finland to name a few.
Dance Magazine proclaims Obey as being "Dance Teacher
Extraordinaire". And most recently Dance Studio Life
Magazine as "The Leading Lady in Jazz" In 1992, she was
the first woman to teach at the Jazz Dance World Congress
and has been on the roster of master teachers ever since.
She is also the recipient of the "2000 Jazz Dance World
Congress Award" in recognition of her considerable contribution
to the world of jazz dance.