Patrick Crowley has been engaged with Contact Improvisation for 30 years. He has taught at numerous dance centers, festivals, and universities both nationally and internationally, including Yale University, Boston University, Argentina Contact Festival, Freiburg Festival, Earthdance, among many others. He has worked and performed with Nancy Stark Smith in a variety of ways, as well as with many of the founders and prominent leaders in CI including: Daniel Lepkoff, Nina Little, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simson, K.J. Holmes, and many others. Patrick has a background in modern dance, Body-Mind Centering®, bodywork, yoga, theatre, contemplative practices, martial arts, and expressive arts. He co-leads quarterly Longdances - ceremonial, expressive arts celebrations for the Equinoxes and Solstices - for 12 years in Connecticut. He currently teaches and performs with the Zany Angels (Rythea Lee and Rose Oceania). He was certified in bodywork by Sensei Toshiko Phipps and Nationally Certified in 1993.