Meet Patric Palkens, Montgomery Ballet’s 2016 Summer Intensive Instructor

Patric Palkens

Montgomery Ballet is proud to share that Patric Palkens will be joining us as an instructor during the first week of our Summer Intensive Program, July 11th-15th, 2016.

Palkens has trained and performed with Orlando Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Escuela de Ballet del Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile.  

As a principal dancer with Orlando Ballet, Palkens performed in many world  premiere’s by Director Robert Hill.  After joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2011, Palkens quickly rose through the ranks to Soloist in 2012. Following a last-minute stand-in—and wildly successful—performance as Romeo in 12-13’s Romeo & Juliet, Palkens was promoted to Senior Soloist.   

Palkens has participated in the International Ballet Competition in Beijing, China, as well as the Vienna International Ballet Competition.  Where he competed with top dancers from around the world.  Palkens returns to Cincinnati Ballet as a Principal after a year in Europe with the Landes Theater of Salzburg, Austria.

We still have a few spots available in our Summer Intensive program. If you are interested in training along side Montgomery Ballet’s professional company, please email You can also read more on Montgomery Ballet’s 2016 Summer Intensive program here.

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