Thea Patterson, from Oakland, California, began dancing at Conservatory of Classical Balle in San Leandro under the direction of Ann Fisher-Ratto, performing an array of classical ballet repertoire as well as original works by noted Bay Area choreographers, Carlos Carvajal and Michael Lowe. From 2009-2013 she attended UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where she continued her training in ballet as well as modern, jazz, and improvisation and performed in a variety of choreographyc works and dance concerts. After graduating Cum Laude with degrees in Dance and English, Thea apprenticed for Peninsula Ballet Theater for their 2013 Nutcracker season. Thea is a current member of No Strings Attached Dance Company. She has performed with other companies and choreographers around the Bay Area including Sarah Bush Dance Project, Kathryn Roszak, Alyssa Mitchell, Jaq Dalziel, Yuki Fujimoto and Garrett +Moulton Productions. She has been a teacher at CCB since 2013.