The FMBallet is excited to announce that Gretchen Patchell has accepted the position of Ballet Mistress of the FMBallet. Ms. Patchell will teach company class, assist Artistic Director, Matt Gasper with rehearsals and productions.
Gretchen Patchell, originally from Pennsylvania, received her early training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. At age fourteen, she was invited to attend the winter program at the School of American Ballet on full scholarship. Gretchen has performed a vast assortment of ballets with the New York City Ballet, the Dutch National Ballet, and the former Fort Worth Dallas Ballet. While continuing to dance, Ms. Patchell accepted an invitation from Paul Mejia to teach at the Fort Worth School of Ballet in 1996.
We are excited to have Ms. Patchell on board with us this season to help continue to grow our company.