Skip to main content

Birch, Patricia (c. 1930–)

Birch, Patricia (c. 1930–)

American theatrical choreographer and dancer. Name variations: Pat Birch. Born c. 1930 in Scarsdale, NY.

Joined Martha Graham Company (1950) and was featured in Letter to the World (1954) and Seraphic Dialogues (1954); served as rehearsal director for the company for many years; danced in Choreographers' Workshop recital in Eleanor King's Brandenburg No. 2 (1950), and continued to work in the theater thereafter; earned 1st choreographic credit for Carefree Tree, at Phoenix Theater (1956); on Broadway, choreographed acclaimed musical numbers for Grease (1972), Pacific Overtures (1976), Zoot Suit (1979), Anna Karenina (1992) and Band in Berlin (1999), and was nominated for 5 Tony awards for Best Choreography, including for Grease, Over Here! and Parade; also choreographed You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (1967), Up Eden (1968), the tango sequence in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Bread and Circus (1980), and Gilda Radner—Live from New York (1980); for film, choreographed for Roseland (1977), A Little Night Music (1977), Grease (1978), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (1979), Big (1988), Stella (1990), Billy Bathgate (1991), The First Wives Club (1996) and The Human Stain (2003).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Birch, Patricia (c. 1930–)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. 14 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Birch, Patricia (c. 1930–)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 14, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/birch-patricia-c-1930

"Birch, Patricia (c. 1930–)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Retrieved November 14, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/birch-patricia-c-1930

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.