Patricia Sylvester has been teaching dance and fitness for 25 years and is the founder of N.O.L.A. Entertainment. She also holds two Heavy Weight Body Building titles that she earned at age 40; one in Oregon and one in Washington for 2008. She has a 25 year old daughter who was her initial inspiration behind teaching.
She has instructed/coached for several dance studios (SR and JR Dance Company in OR/AZ) the Oregon Ballet Theatre as an outreach instructor, the Sun Program which is an after school program with Portland Public Schools, Self Enhancement and Blazer Boys and Girls Club. For the past 12 years she has been promoting dance and fitness under the DBA named Live 2 Groove Productions.
She currently works at Portland State University: Lecturer of Physical Education, 24 Hour Fitness Group X Instructor, Portland Team Fitness Small Group Instructor and Personal Trainer.
As a dance and fitness educator I am all to familiar with keeping up with the latest trends. I am an advocate for YPAD because I want essential dance education brought back into the dance studios.