Associate Director & Choreographer
Fréyani Patrice, raised in Brooklyn, NY, is a co-founder of Eden Brooklyn Dance Theater, formerly known as Ntrinsik Movement, a dance company established in 2014.
Throughout her career, Patrice choreographed for a diverse range of projects, contributing to the artistic tapestry of organizations such as Nia Theater Production, Soul Dance Company, Beacon Dance Company, Eden Brooklyn Dance Theater, and IFE Youth Dance Theater.
Patrice is the recipient for the 2023 Outstanding Choreography award from Hunter College, showcasing her prowess in crafting innovative and compelling dance compositions. Her dedication to excellence has been acknowledged further by the Dance Parade organization, where her company emerged as winners for the Dare to Dance Challenge.
Currently serving as the Artistic Director of IFE Youth Dance Theater Pre-Professional Training Program, Patrice channels her passion for dance education into shaping the next generation of artists. Her commitment to cultivating emerging talent is underlined by her accomplishment of receiving a Masters in Dance Education from the esteemed Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program.
In 2020 she opened Eden Center for the Performing Arts formerly known as Ntrinsik Studios. Not confined to the studio, Patrice was a judge at the Apollo Theater's Step It Up Dance/Step competition, where she lent her expertise to evaluate and inspire young performers. Her choreographic talents were also showcased through the dynamic opening number. Later in 2023 she Judged at That’s Entertainment Competition.
Her artistry has garnered public recognition, with features in notable publications. Patrice's performance in Saya Woolfalk’s "ChimaTEK" and her participation in Spike Lee's Cadillac campaign were spotlighted in the New York Times.
Patrice's stage presence has graced prestigious venues like the Joyce Theater and the Battery Dance Festival, as well as transcendent spaces such as the United Nations.
Beyond her artistic endeavors, Patrice contributes to the dance community as a Board Member of Jazz Choreography Enterprise, further deepening her involvement in shaping the evolution of the art form.