Pattie Obey is a committed professional bringing her experience, creativity, passion, and humor to the teaching profession. A Chicago native and the daughter of a dancer, Obey began her professional career touring internationally with Gus Giordano’s Jazz Dance Chicago. Her performance credits both in the USA and abroad includes Broadway musicals, films and television. Her personal style is greatly influenced by her mentor Gus Giordano, former Hubbard Street artistic director Lou Conte, jazz master Matt Mattox and her own elegant and powerful femininity. She is a master teacher for both Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. Obey has taught for colleges, universities, dance companies and eminent dance studios in 36 states and 16 countries. Dance Magazine proclaims Obey as being “Dance Teacher Extraordinaire”, and most recently Dance Studio Life Magazine as “The Leading Lady in Jazz”. In 1992, she was the first woman to teach at the Jazz Dance World Congress and has been on the roster of master teachers ever since. She is also the recipient of the “2000 Jazz Dance World Congress Award” in recognition of her considerable contribution to the world of jazz dance.