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Patrick Kelly (1953 - December 10, 1993)

Patrick Kelly was a dancer and dance writer. A member of the corps de ballet of companies in Portland, San Francisco, and Cleveland. He died at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan on December 10, 1993. He was 40 and lived in Manhattan.

The cause was AIDS, said his companion, Richard Dworkin (Richard Dworking was the percussionist of Michael Callen).

Born in Portland, Ore., where he began his dance training and received a degree in nursing from Oregon Health Services University, Mr. Kelly danced in the corps de ballet of companies including the Portland, San Francisco and Cleveland Ballets. He also performed as the ballerina Doris Videnya in the all-male Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

Mr. Kelly wrote about dance for New York Native and Dance Magazine. He worked as a psychiatric nurse and supervisor at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. He was the founder and president of the Village Dive Club and Diving for Life, a national scuba-diving organization active in AIDS support services.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/13/obituaries/patrick-kelly-dancer-and-writer-dies-at-40.html

Further Readings:

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures: Volume 2 (Special - Reference) by George Haggerty
Library Binding: 986 pages
Publisher: Routledge (December 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0815318804
ISBN-13: 978-0815318804
Amazon: Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures: Volume 2

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