Patrick James Lanning first started his dance training at the age of five in New Orleans, Louisiana, with Giacobbe Academy of Dance. His family then moved to Houston, Texas where he studied under Jim and Bridget Payne at Payne Academy of Performing Arts. He has attended summer intensives on scholarships at Houston Ballet, Ballet West, San Francisco Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater. Joining TBT as a Trainee in 2012, Patrick performed in Ben Stevenson'sPeer Gynt and The Nutcracker, George Balanchine's Theme and Variations and numerous roles with TBT II. He is looking forward to his second season as an Apprentice. He would like to thank his family for their endless love and support and thank God for the opportunity to dance.