Patricia van Deutekom

Patricia van Deutekom


Artist in residence & teacher Contemporary



Patricia’s class is a physical contemporary dance training. The content of the class is focus on the use of the body in a very physical relation to the floor (and potentially to your partner). The most important factors are conveying and developing the principles and technique of floor work. It includes powerful and technical aspects and sequences like; in, out and with the floor, focussed on quality, dynamic differences, initiation, performance and stamina.

Patricia van Deutekom graduated in 2005 at ArtEZ in Arnhem. Over the years she established herself as a dancer and joined the company by Jens van Daele | Burning bridges, for which she was also working as a co-choreographer and rehearsal director. Patricia supervised the educational team, took care of the artistic content and gave dance workshops and masterclasses for the company. In April 2021, she founded her own company, named LAVA Collective, to move on with her inspiring vision and drive independently, along with creating professional (theatre)dance performances and developing her own unique style and artistic signature as a maker.

Next to her work as an artistic leader, choreographer and dancer, Patricia van Deutekom is also working as a dance teacher. She teaches contemporary, floor work, condition training, repertoire and partnering to various national and international dance and art academies. Moreover, she was connected to the educational team of Introdans for years and is currently working as a freelance teacher for the talent development and education team of the Nederlands Dans Theater.

© Judith Zwikker