Pattie Obey is a committed professional bringing experience, creativity, passion, and humour to her collaborations with the Outerbridges. Her performance credits both in the USA and abroad include Broadway musicals, film and television. Her personal style is greatly influenced by her mentor Gus Giordano, former Hubbard Street artistic director Lou Conte, jazz master Matt Mattox and her own elegant and powerful femininity. Pattie credits her extensive classical background to her training with ex-Royal ballet soloists Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay. A Chicago native and the daughter of a dancer, Pattie began her professional career touring internationally with Gus Giordano’s Jazz Dance Chicago.
Currently, Obey makes her home in Delray Beach, Florida after living in Europe for 28 years. She is currently a guest teacher at Harid Conservatory and Boca Ballet Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Pattie has been on the faculty of numerous dance festivals in Germany, Austria, Finland and Mexico. She is a master
teacher for both Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. For the past 8 years she has been a guest artist at the University of Performing Arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Pattie has taught for colleges, universities, dance companies and eminent dance studios in 36 states and 15 countries.
Pattie Obey has choreographed works for LaJazDanz, Ormao Dance Company, Spectrum Dance Theatre, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Jazz Dance Theatre, Boca Ballet Theatre, The Playhouse Dance Company at Point Park College and Pori Dance Company in Pori, Finland to name a few. Dance Magazine describes Obey as “Dance Teacher Extraordinaire” and most recently Goldrush Magazine proclaimed her “The Leading Lady in Jazz”. In 1992, she was the first woman to teach at the Jazz Dance World Congress, and she has been on the roster of master teachers ever since. She also received the 2000 Jazz Dance World Congress Award in recognition of her contributions to the world of jazz dance.