Patrizia Herminjard, native to Switzerland, lives in Colorado where she teaches dance theory and practice, choreographs, makes dance films and is a mother of two young boys. She is a graduate of Colorado College (’96) and has danced with the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, Pearl Lang Dance Theater, and DanceArt Hong Kong. She earned her MFA from the University of California at Irvine where she was a Chancellor’s Fellowship recipient and served as the rehearsal director for the Donald McKayle Etude Ensemble.
She has been featured in Dance for Camera works at the Seoul Net Festival, the Il Coreografo Elettronico Festival in Italy and at the Caught Between Festival in Hollywood. Her Dance for Film work has screened in Portugal, Sans Soucci Film Festival in Boulder and the Dance Camera West film festival in Los Angeles.
She is a three-time recipient of the Pikes Peak Arts Council Award for Excellence in Choreography and serves on the board for the American College Dance Association. In 2012, her choreographic work Convergence was selected to be presented at the ACDF National Convention at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
From 2007-2013 she directed the Colorado College Dance Festival establishing a cross-cultural exchange between Taiwanese and American contemporary dancers. Patrizia has performed and taught internationally in Canada, China, Switzerland, Taiwan and is currently a Lecturer, Artist in Residence at Colorado College.