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Patricia Miner is one of Toronto’s key contemporary dance teachers. Her ideas and methods are reflected in her ongoing work with Toronto Dance Theatre, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and a myriad of independent dancers and small companies. She taught for 16 years with the Teachers’ Training Program of Canada’s National Ballet School.

Miner has spent a lifetime in dance, training with master teachers in ballet, Graham, and Limón, in Toronto, London, and New York. Her performance career includes an apprenticeship with Toronto Dance Theatre, the early years of Dancemakers (which she co-directed with Peggy Baker from 1977 through 1979), an appearance with the José Limón Company, and innovative work with several New York choreographers. Miner is the recipient of the 2004 Dance Ontario Award.