Photo by Charity De Meer

Photo by Charity De Meer

Patricia Seto-Weiss is a dancer, choreographer, and art historian. Originally from Germany, she received her Artist Diploma in dance performance and pedagogy from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich. While still a student, Patricia made her professional debut in the Bavarian State Opera's production of Verdi's Falstaff. Upon graduation, she continued her studies at The Ailey School in New York City.

Patricia served as Artistic Director and Choreographer of VQ Dance Productions, Inc., from 2008 to 2010, where her projects included a two-hour contemporary ballet inspired by the novel Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes. She has also choreographed numerous operas, including the western hemisphere premiere of J. A. Hasse's Alcide al bivio at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, and productions at the Juilliard School and The Ailey Citigroup Theater.

Photo by Nina Jungbeck

Photo by Nina Jungbeck

Patricia is a passionate ballet teacher and is currently on faculty at New Haven Ballet and Chrystie Street Ballet Academy. After starting her teaching career as a ballet faculty assistant at Ballet Tech, she initiated and taught the Teen Ballet Series at The Ailey Extension under its former director, Yvette Campbell. 

Patricia's dance collaborations with visual artists sparked an interest in art and architectural history. She has worked on digital media projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a contributing author (in English and German) for Bleibende und verschwundene Raummalereien (Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2014), a catalog of wall paintings by Annegret Hoch. Patricia is also a contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians' Archipedia (forthcoming).