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Pat Debenham is an Artist and Educator. As a Master Teacher Pat has done residences and workshops regionally, nationally and internationally. He is a founding member of daCiand for 15 years, he was Co-Artistic Director of and performer with Contemporary DANCEWORKS, a professional modern dance company that received substantial grants from the Utah State Office of Education to provide in-service training and residen- cies for schools throughout Utah.
Mr. Pat, as he is often referred to retired from BYU in 2013 where he taught Contemporary Dance and Music Theatre for 37 years. He currently is adjunct faculty at Utah Valley Univer- sity. Pat is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.
Dance as a process of personal and cultural discovery and the
meaningful embodiment are themes of his scholarship and creative life. The focus of all his work, whether it be with chil- dren, adults, university students, dance professionals or just people who like to move is the creative process. Helping indi- viduals discover and embody a personal vocabulary that builds and sustains them in their personal lives is his passion.