Master class: Swing and improvisation(s)


American-born Patricia Greenwood Karagozian began her career with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

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With Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera, she danced and acted in no less than eighteen musicals, including West Side Story (role of Anybodys), Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Applause... Passionate about teaching, she graduated from the Certificat d'Aptitude en danse jazz in 1994.

She teaches for the Diplôme d'État de professeur de danse in several private and public centers, as well as for the Certificat d'Aptitude at the Centre National de la Danse and the CNSMD de Lyon.

In 2003, she obtained a Licence Professionnelle in Analyse Fonctionnelle du Corps dans le Mouvement Dansé. She is also co-author of the teaching guide, Enseigner la Danse Jazz, published by the Centre National de la Danse. Since 2006, she has been President of the Collectif pour la Danse Jazz: CodaJazz.

Choreographer and artistic director of Compagnie PGK, her first creation, Unfinished Fragments, was programmed at the Centre National de la Danse in March 2012, and since then, she has been able to meet a wide audience nationwide. Compagnie PGK's latest creation, The Spirit of Swing, is supported by DRAC Île-de-France.

Languages spoken

  • French


Friday 9 February 2024 at 5.30 pm.

Saturday 10 February 2024 at 10.30 am.

Friday 12 April 2024 at 5.30 pm.

Saturday 13 April 2024 at 10.30 am.


Master class: Swing and improvisation(s)

Conservatoire TPM
Site de Six-Fours-les-Plages
Studio Laennec
83140 Six-Fours-les-Plages