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Lincoln Memorial Park Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA

Patrick Kelly (July 31, 1953 - December 10, 1993) was a dancer and dance writer. A member of the corps de ballet of companies in Portland, San Francisco, and Cleveland.

Born in Portland, Ore., where he began his dance training and received a degree in nursing from Oregon Health Services University, Kelly danced in the corps de ballet of companies including the Portland, San Francisco and Cleveland Ballets. He also performed as the ballerina Doris Videnya in the all-male Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

Kelly wrote about dance for New York Native and Dance Magazine. He worked as a psychiatric nurse and supervisor at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. He was the founder and president of the Village Dive Club and Diving for Life, a national scuba-diving organization active in AIDS support services.

He died at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan on December 10, 1993. He was 40 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was AIDS, said his companion, Richard Dworkin (Richard Dworking was the percussionist and previous lover of Michael Callen).


  1. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/13/obituaries/patrick-kelly-dancer-and-writer-dies-at-40.html