Patricia Birch

Patricia Birch began dancing in her youth. She says it was her passion for being on stage in pretty clothes that kept her interested. She was eventually discovered by esteemed choreographer Merce Cunningham while ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (9)

On the Town in Concert 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Dancing 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Celebrating Gershwin 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Three By Three 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Grease 2 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Christmas With Flicka (TV Show)

Director
Other (29)

Boardwalk Empire 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

The Nanny Diaries 2007 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Donny Osmond: This Is the Moment 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

North 1994 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Cowboy Way 1994 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Sleeping With the Enemy 1991 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Stella 1990 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Big 1988 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 1988 (Movie)

choreography(Las Vegas) (Choreographer)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

The New Show 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Grease 2 1982 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Robert Klein Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Zoot Suit 1981 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Gilda Live 1980 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

Dance & Musical Sequences Stager and Choreographer (Choreographer)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

The Goldie Hawn Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Roseland 1977 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

A Little Night Music 1976 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Candide (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Orchestra (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

Patricia Birch began dancing in her youth. She says it was her passion for being on stage in pretty clothes that kept her interested. She was eventually discovered by esteemed choreographer Merce Cunningham while attending a dance camp where he was an instructor. He took her under his wing and introduced her to Martha Graham who enrolled her in the School of American Ballet in New York. She went on to work sporadically with Graham for 20 years. By 1960 however, she had moved away from ballet, drawn by the accessibility of Broadway musicals. That year she appeared in a production of "West Side Story," and fell in love with the form, thus beginning her long association with theater. Her first choreography job came on a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and from there she never looked back. She first choreographed for television on the children's series "The Electric Company" in 1971. That same year, she had also earned her first Tony Award nomination for choreographing the musical "Grease," so when the motion picture came along in 1978, she was enlisted to work on it as well. In 1980, she had her first regular job with a six- year stint on the sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live." From there she went on to work on such films as 1988's "Big," 1991's "Billy Bathgate," and "The Human Stain" in 2003. In 2010, she was back to television again, as the choreographer on the prohibition-era series "Boardwalk Empire."

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