Patricia Tierney

Benesh Choreologist and Video Archivist

Born in Leicester, Patricia Tierney,Benesh Choreologist and Video Archivist, trained at Bush Davies School, Rambert Academy and studied Benesh Movement Notation at the Benesh Institute London. She joined the Hamburg Ballet as Choreologist under the direction of John Neumeier in 1987, returning to England in 1992 to work as Choreologist at English National Ballet before joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1993 as a Dance Notator. She has notated and assisted in rehearsals of new ballets and revivals of works across the repertory, assisting David Bintley with the staging of his ballets, Carmina burana, E=mc2and Faster for the National Ballet of Japan and Atlanta Ballet. Most recently she staged two ballets by Frederick Ashton; The Dream for the Ballet of the National Opera House Bucharest and Enigma Variations for Sarasota Ballet. Since 2009, she has also been teaching the Benesh Movement Notation course ‘Score Reading For Dancers’ to sixth-form students of Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham.