Patric has trained and performed with Orlando Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Escuela de Ballet del Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile and The Dance Syndicate, Montana. As a principal dancer with Orlando Ballet, Palkens performed in Ballet of the Sexes, Ballet of the Sexes: II, Bailamos, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker. As a principal dancer with Orlando Ballet, Patric performed in the world premier of Robert Hill's Homage at the Grand Opening Gala of the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. He has also performed alongside Mariah Carey in Disney's Christmas Day Parade. Joining Cincinnati Ballet for the 2011-12 season, Patric looks forward to performing with the live music of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra.
Favorite role: Ali, Le Corsaire
"Palkens' solo perfection brought contemporary moves and attitude to the floor with style, class and edge." - D. Huffman, West Orlando News
2012/2013 Dancer Fellowship Sponsor: Anonymous