MEET PATRICK FRENETTE: ABT CORPS MEMBER / CHOREOGRAPHER born in Vancouver, Canada in 1994. He began his early training at the Goh Ballet Academy under the instruction of Ms. Fiona Smith. In 2008, his family relocated to California to further his professional ballet training with former ABT dancer Chris Martin and former Bolshoi Ballet Theatre dancer Dmitri Kulev. Patrick was a two-time recipient of the Senior Grand Prix award at the Youth America Grand Prix’s regional competitions. In 2011, he was awarded the Mary Day award for Outstanding Artistry. Mr. Frenette attended SAB from 2012 to 2013, and was selected to perform in both the fall and spring sessions of the New York Choreographic Institute. While at SAB, Mr. Frenette was awarded The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Scholarship. Upon graduation, he performed a principal part in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15.
Frenette joined ABT as an apprentice in 2013 and became a member of the corps de ballet in January 2014. His repertoire includes Wilfred in Giselle, Recruit, Bees, and Russian in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, a role in Mark Morris’ After You, Spanish in Swan Lake, Harlequin Doll in Coppélia, Flute Boy and The Cockerel La Fille mal Gardée, Persian Men in The Golden Cockerel, Herald and The Canary Fairy Cavalier in Alexei Ratmansky’s Sleeping Beauty, Coffee Guards in Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream, Three Ivans in Alexei Ratmansky’s Aurora’s Wedding, and roles in all of the Company’s full-length ballets. Mr. Frenette’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Harlan M. Blake.
Patrick has performed in variety of galas including the Anaheim International Dance Festival, the International Ballet Festival of Miami, the YAGP Stars of Today meet the Stars of Tomorrow, and the Indianapolis City Ballet’s Young Stars of Ballet, which was filmed and nominated for an Emmy in 2012. Patrick performed in the celebrated Nantucket Dance Festival in 2015 as well as Festival Ballet Theatre’s Stars of Ballet Gala.
We are so looking forward to having Patrick join us for BBSI! @patrickfrenette