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
films and television.
Her personal style is
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,
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.