Patric Palkens

Lewistown, MT | Principal Dancer | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2011

Palkens 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 the world premiere of Robert Hill’s Homage at the Grand Opening Gala of the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. After joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2011, Palkens quickly rose through the ranks to Soloist in 2012. Following a last-minute stand-in—and wildly successful—performance as Romeo in 1213’s Romeo & Juliet, Palkens was promoted to Senior Soloist for the 1314 50th Anniversary Season. Palkens participated in the International Ballet Competition in Beijing, China in July 2015 where he competed with top dancers from around the world. Palkens returns to Cincinnati Ballet after a year in Europe with Salzburg State Theater Austria Dance.

Sponsor: Friend of Cincinnati Ballet

Fun fact: Patric has performed alongside Mariah Carey in Disney’s Christmas Day Parade.

“Palkens’ solo perfection brought contemporary moves and attitude to the floor with style, class and edge.”

D. Huffman, West Orlando News

Professional History

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Favorite Roles

  • Ali, Le Corsaire

Westward movement: The Vienna International Ballet Experience is holding its first-ever stateside competition in Missoula, MT

Patric Palkens and Abigail Morwood Win Silver at the Vienna International Ballet Experience

Photography: Peter Mueller

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