Patty has been a teacher at Fitzsimmons Dance Factory since 2000. She teaches all ages from three all the way to 18 years old, and has also taught adults. Patty teaches creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She also studied African, modern, Irish, and hip hop. She has studied under numerous master teachers in Rochester, Buffalo, Potsdam, Brockport, Niagara Falls, NYC, and Massachusetts and has won several awards and top placements. Patty began her dance career at the age of seven and continued her dance education through college studying at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Brockport where she earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children with an emphasis in Dance in 2002.
Patty was also the Mendon Studio Director, Fitzsimmons’ satellite studio, from 2003-2008. She taught for the FDF daycare program 2001-2004, and was a camp staff member 1998-2004 and 2009-present. Outside of the studio that she loves very much, Patty has two, little boys at home who keep her busy!