Patra trained  under the infamous Marcia Dale Weary at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for 9 years.  She was professional dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet and The Richmond Ballet.  She had a  great career, and had the opportunity to travel all over the country and the world.  She has been teaching for 13 years, making a difference and being apart of watching students grow as individuals.
“The reason why I love to teach is to make kids realize how much potential they have, and that they are capable of doing anything.  The most gratifying part in teaching for me is watching the improvement of dancers.  It also makes me feel like I am apart of something that is more important then myself. “