Originally from Northern Virginia, Ms. Patterson received her early training from Northern Virginia Youth Ballet under the direction of Yuri and Jasmine Nikitenko. She attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Ballet West, and The Washington Ballet. Ms. Patterson spent 5 years at the University of Utah in the School of Dance's Ballet Program while receiving her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. While at the University of Utah, Ms. Patterson received training from many esteemed teachers including Maggie Wright Tesch, James Ady, Jan Fugit, Jay Kim, and Calvin Kitten. The ballet program gave her the opportunity to perform serenade and Walspurgisnaucht by George Balanchine as well as soloist roles in Raymonda and La Bayadere. Ms. Patterson joined The Georgia Ballet in 2018.