Patricia Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born choreographer, director, performer and educator. Besides creating her own work, she has developed a 10-year artistic collaboration with writer/performer George Emilio Sanchez with whom she has toured throughout the United States and Latin America. In 2002-03 Ms. Hoffbauer and Mr. Sanchez were the Viola Farber Artists-in-Residence at Sarah Lawrence College. At the end of that residency they presented Hoc Est Corpus/This Is A Body at Symphony Space in April 2003. Her last collaboration with Mr. Sanchez, Milagro, premiered at the Dance Theater Workshop in April 2004. Their collaborations and her individual work have been supported by the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA & The Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund. Hoffbauer has taught at Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Miami Dade Community College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pratt Institute, Marymount Manhattan College and Yale University. She is currently on the faculty of Hunter College’s Dance Program and has a one-year appointment at Princeton University.
Hoffbauer has been working with Yvonne Rainer and Raindears since 2002 when she first performed Three Seascapes at Jacob's Pillow.