Meet Nicholas

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Nicholas Patterson began his training at the Richmond Ballet School in 2005 at the age of 8. After 7 years in the school he went to the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive and was accepted into the Preprofessional Program for the upcoming year. After a year in the Preprofessional Program, he was asked to join the Boston Ballet Trainee Program. After completing two years in the trainee program, he was offered a job at the Orlando Ballet. He spent 4 seasons in the Orlando Ballet Company before joining Philadelphia Ballet, formerly Pennsylvania Ballet, for our 2019/2020 Season as a member of the Corps De Ballet. He was promoted to the rank of Demi Soloist for the 2022/2023 Season.


“Failure is your best teacher. You cannot truly learn without making mistakes”
– Nicholas Patterson


Nicholas used to play ice hockey and still knows how to ice skate.

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