Patrick M. Ingram began his dance training at 14 at the Joel Hall Dance Center in Chicago, Illinois where he grew up. After realizing his love of dance, he was accepted into Chicago Academy for the Arts, under the direction of Dance Chair, Randy Duncan(Jazz). He learned from some of the brightest minds in dance including, Natalie Rast, Deborah Goodman and Guillermo Leyva. He also danced in works by Eddy Ocampo, Lizzie MacKenzie, Jonathan Alsberry and Visceral Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Nick Pupillo. Patrick also was a two time Regional Gold Medalist in Dance from the NACCP ACT-SO Competition in both classical and contemporary dance. Patrick’s training also continued at Joffrey Ballet, Rast Ballet and Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ruth Page Dance Center, New York Institute of Dance Education, Visceral Dance Center and Milwaukee Ballet allowing him to learn from amazing artists like Fabrice Camels, Joel Hall, William Gill, Sean McLeod and Michael Pink to name a few of the many talented educators.
Before earning his Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Illinois State University in 2020, he danced professionally with Elements Contemporary Ballet, Inaside Dance Chicago, Dallas Contemporary Ballet and danced as guest artist with multiple dance companies across the US, including Chicago Festival Ballet Kaley Pruitt Dance, and the Valentine Project. At Illinois State University, he had the opportunity to work with guest artists, such as Kaitlin Webster, Edward Rice, and Joshua Blake Carter of Giordano Dance Chicago as well as the esteemed faculty of the dance program; Sara Semonis, Darby Wilde, Greg Merriman, Kaley Pruitt-Ozmankowski, and Laina Carney.
Patrick is ecstatic to have the opportunity to enhance his dance training with teaching at Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education and he hopes to inspire his students to be creative and passionate on their dance journeys as many of his teachers inspired him to be.