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Patrice Lewis

Patrice is 17 years old and currently a second year student of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. I started dance from age 4 at the St. Lucia School of Ballet, and later joined Christylights Dance Academy where I developed my dance foundation and soon after became a member of the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy (SSPAA) since 2011 and presently hold the position of Dance Captain of the Level 2 Advanced class. I am actively involved in annual performances especially at the CDF National Arts Festival. I was part of the Silver Shadow Dance team receiving the 2012 National Arts Festival Award in dance for Best Performing youth dance Group and the people Choice award for “Spirit of the wild” 2014. I have been given the opportunity to represent the group and St. Lucia in regional Cultural exchanges such as the Rhythm and Motion Dance Festival in Trinidad in 2012, the Universal Expressions Dance Festival in Barbados in 2013 and being the youngest member of the St. Lucia Dance Contingent at the 11th Edition Carifesta in Suriname in 2013. Again In 2015 I had the honor to represent my country St. Lucia at the 12th edition of Carifesta in Haiti. I was a nominee for the 2014 National Youth Awards in the category of outstanding youth in the performing arts. I represented the dance academy at the National Arts Festival 2015 where I performed in a duet entitled ‘Love after Love’ from the production Poetry In Motion. I am featured in two of the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy dance productions Mainly “Dance Mirage” in 2013 and “Poetry in Motion” in 2015. My training in dance are in the areas of Jazz, Modern Dance, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Afro-Caribbean and Folk.