Patrick Piras

Jon Lehrer Dance Company

Patrick Piras is from Udine, Italy.  He began his dance training at the age of 6 in Alghero, Italy focusing on professional ballroom dance.  At age 14 he moved back to his hometown where he trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary dance under the direction of his mentor Arianna Zanello at Filodanza.  He was awarded scholarships to attend several summer intensives in Europe prior to moving to New York City. He attended the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School where he had the opportunity to perform works by Alvin Ailey, Matthew Rushing, Ronnie Favors, Tracy Inman, and Martin Lofsnes, among others. Patrick performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Mr. Ailey’s ballet Memoria during their 2014 season at New York City Center and in the 2016 Ailey Spirit Gala at David H. Koch Theater in Concurrence choreographed by Tracy Inman. He has performed with 360° Dance Company, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company and Arch Contemporary Ballet. He is currently a member of Jon Lehrer Dance Company and a ballet teacher at The Ailey School.