Patricia Ligon

Educator/Performance Group Director


Fun Facts About Me

I ride a Harley Davidson Street Glide, which is one of the largest, full dresser touring bikes out there even though I’m only 5″3, but hey when you have ridden over 40K miles on a motorcycle, you like to be comfortable!

My Favorite Quote

“We are all the sum of experiences, some have just added more to the total than others”

My Story

I began dancing at the age of 7, studying ballet and creative movement as a child. Becoming interested in Irish Dance as an adult, I enrolled with Amy Habel in the program in 2006. I also had the opportunity to study for several years under Danny Tighe, TCRG, and Joni Muggivan, TCRG, and has been competing in ceili and solos at Irish Dance Competitions at both the local and national levels through the CLRG (An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha) and WIDA (World Irish Dance Association).  My additional studies have included workshops with members of Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Disney World’s Ragland Road, and Celtic Fyre.

I joined Crossroads Irish Dance Troupe in 2011 and with having a professional background in management, began using those skills serving as co-director in 2012.  I hold a Grade 1-9  teaching certification with World Irish Dance Association (WIDA).

Outside of Crossroads, I am the Tech Lead and a Senior Web Developer on a self-service website portal for the Virginia Retirement System and I am also heavily involved in the music program at my church as a pianist, flutist, and song leader.