Nicholas Patterson

Corps de Ballet

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 Pre Professional Program for the upcoming year. After a year In the Pre Professional Program he was asked to join the Boston Ballet Trainee Program. He completed two years in the trainee program and was then offered a job at the Orlando Ballet for the next season. He spent 4 seasons in the Orlando Ballet Company before joining Philadelphia Ballet, formerly Pennsylvania Ballet, for our 2019/2020 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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Performance Highlights

With Philadelphia Ballet:

  • La Bayadère (Bronze Idol)
  • Don Quixote (Lead Gypsy)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Candy Cane)
  • A Trace of Inevitability
  • Angel Corella’s La Bayadere ( Bronze Idol)
  • Angel Corella’s Don Quixote ( Lead Gypsy )
  • Yin Yue’s A Trace of Inevitability 
  • Stanton Welch’s Clear
  • Angel Corella and Russell Ducker’s Suspended in Time
  • Angel Corella’s Raymonda Suite
  • Meredith Rainey’s Spillway

With Orlando Ballet:

  • Fancy Free (Sailor One)
  • Robert Hill’s The Nutcracker (Cavalier, Snow King)
  • Robert Hill’s Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)
  • Michael Pink’s Dracula (Bell Boy)
  • Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story (Dog)
  • Arcadian Broad’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere)
  • Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland (White Rabbit)
  • Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free ( Sailor One )

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