In San Antonio Pat danced with Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio, Ballet Artes de Las America's and the River City Cloggers. Her former teachers/directors include Jesse Colunga, Teresa Veliz, La Chique, Nelda Drury, Javier Villegas, and Lluimanzin Lopez. Pat also performed Argentinian Malambos and boleadoras, Panamanian, PuertoRican, Venezuelan and European Folk dances. Teachers such as Myrna Renault (founder of ethnic modern in Puerto Rico), Ailton from Brazil and other visiting choreographers gave Pat the experience and training in contemporary and African centered ethnic dances. Pat was then part of Carnaval de San Anto, where her love for Samba and Afro-Brazilian began. With them she traveled to Washington D.C. where she performed President Clinton's and George W. Bushe's inauguration.
Pat has also taught and choreographed for musicals at the Woodlawn Theatre and PG Entertainment. She has also directed musicals, most notably Grease which she also choreographed along side her daughter Angelique. Pat and Angelique also started "Choreo to Go", a company that choreographs for quinceneara's and Sweet 16's and special occasions.
Pat has a very supportive husband who she deeply loves and appreciates. She has twin boys 20 years, Dakota & Maverick, both pursuing nutrition degrees and are personal trainers. They are also multi-talented musicians. Her daughter Angelique, who has followed her mothers footsteps with the love of dance. She is extremely talented and dedicated to the art of dance.
Pat has a believe that dance brings out the truth and courage that lies beneath the surface of all of us.
Patricia Schilling-Paccione is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word where she acquired a love of dance. With 39+ years of dance experience, Pat has developed her own unique style of dance. Starting as a Folk dancer in college, Pat fell in love with Mexican Folklore and soon found herself dancing for a professional dance company in Mexico City and traveling to all parts of the country. Pat stayed with Ballet Folklorico de Turismo for 8 months but then decided to com back to the states to finish her degree.
Angelique Gabrielle Paccione is a wide ranging talent. She began dancing at 2 years old. Her training started at Studio 10, Mayra Worthen Ballet San Antonio and La Chique Spanish dance. Angelique danced with the Fort Worth-Dallas Ballet in the Nutcracker at the age of 5 at the Majestic Theatre. She is well diverse in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical and theatrical dance.
Angelique began choreographing at such an early age of 9 for school plays & performances, assisting in dance lessons and giving private lessons at 11. At 12 she began pursuing musical theatre with a
stronger passion. At 13 she was choreographing numbers for the Woodlawn theatre, P.G. Entertainment and Triuno Productions. Her choreography credits include Grease, High School Musical 1 & 2, Annie, Movie Magic, Beauty & the Beast & Scary Musical. She was also cast in main stage shows including Wizard of Oz, A Diva's Christmas, High School Musical 1 & 2, Grease. Main characters include Sandy in Grease and Sharpay in High School Musical. Angelique served as dance captain for the Broadway Headliners, the Ambassadors for the San Pedro Theatre.
Angelique has trained with renown choreographers like Wade Robson, Chris Judd, Mia Michaels, Twitch, Dave Scott & Gil Duidulao who have choreographed for artist such as Brittany Spears, Michael Jackson, Usher, Pink. just to name a few. She also trained with one of San Antonio's highly accomplished and distinguished choreographers, Drea Pena.
Angelique was part of the Antonian Silver Dance Team at Antonian College Preparatory High School, A National Champion Award Winning Team and held the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Angelique currently attends Texas State University where is pursuing a communications degree in digital/electronic media. She is also a dancer with the Capital City Dancers of the Austin Toro's (Developmental Basketball team) for the San Antonio Spurs. She serves as an advisor, guest teacher/choreographer for At The Studio Dance.