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The Best Dance Teacher for 50 Years - Miss Roe!

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Miss Patricia Roe is one of the leading teachers of dance in Trinidad and Tobago. This year, 2017, marks 50 years of teaching ballet at the Caribbean School of Dancing in Port of Spain. She has been instrumental in the success of a vast number of dance practitioners – from performers to teachers to choreographers - both at home and abroad. Many of her former students are top dance practitioners in the country. Additionally, it is fair to say that the majority of dancers who have left Trinidad and Tobago to perform professionally abroad over the last thirty years in world-famous companies such as the José Limon Company, the Martha Graham Company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and the Garth Fagan Dance Company, have come under her tutelage at some point in their early and intermediate dance training.

She helped to lay the groundwork for the National Dance Association of Trinidad and Tobago, and she acts as artistic advisor to a number of younger choreographers and directors. She has also choreographed for numerous productions, including presentations of the Caribbean School of Dancing, CARIFESTA, The Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre, the National Carnival Commission's Carnival Kings & Queens Show, Dimanche Gras, as well as for television productions.

Known affectionately as Miss Roe, she continues to teach with vigour, rigour and love. It is difficult to find any leading dance practitioner, in any genre of dance, who has not heard of her or collaborated with her over the last fifty-odd years. Her inimitable teaching style has inspired three generations of dancers and raised the entire level of dance practice in the country to the echelons of excellence.

This petition is merely a mark of recognition for all that she's done for 50+ years of teaching. Please sign if you agree!

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