You might remember seeing Patrick Willie on our website before, he's the one that danced across Utah in style. Now he's back again sharing his talent with grade-schoolers across the state. He did this during Native American Heritage Month to make sure kids were educated on real Native Americans and not historical stereotypes.
Patrick (Navajo) started fancy dancing when he was 8 years old and only recently learned to hoop dance. In six short years it has changed his life completely. He's had the opportunity to travel across the world and share his talent with Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, France and Canada.
When he's not dancing he works as a teacher's assistant at Utah Valley University. He also teaches weekly under the Title 7 program teaching dance to Native youth in his community. It sounds like Patrick is definitely in the right profession, teaching and leading by example! Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Patrick!
For more great videos, check his YouTube channel out at https://www.youtube.com/user/MagikDragon/
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