Patricia Oplotnik is a former Artist in Residence at the prestigious Ann Lacy School of Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University and has more than forty-eight years of teaching experience to her credit. She founded Applause Studios in Oklahoma City and was the Director for 30 years leaving private teaching to work full time at OCU. In 2013 she was honored by being awarded the OCU Outstanding Full Time Faculty Award. A forty-six year member of Dance Masters of America, Patricia is a Nationally Certified Examiner for tap, ballet, jazz, modern and acrobatics. She serves DMA on the Executive Board as a National Area Director. Patricia was awarded an International Tap Adjudication License having trained World Champions and having studied with Masters worldwide and was mentored in France by the famous Heather Cornell. Known as “Fast Pat” she adjudicates and teaches for numerous professional dance organizations and has received many choreography and high place awards throughout her teaching career. Many of her students are now appearing on Broadway and on stages throughout the world. Patricia is excited to continue meeting teachers and dancers throughout the dance world !