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Dance educator

Patti Rutland Richards, American dance educator. Recipient Merit award Dothan Recreation Department, 1985, Merit award Landmark Park, Dothan, 1986, 87, Merit award Dothan Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1987.


Richards, Patti Rutland was born on January 10, 1960 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of D. Ray and Mary (Parker) Rutland.


Student, George C. Wallace Community College, Dothan, Alabama, 1978-1979;certified, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1979, 80.


Instructor dance, Dothan School Dance, 1978-1980, 83-85;instructor dance, Oz Performing Arts Center, Dothan, since 1985. Choreogrpaher Houston County Junior Miss, Dothan, since 1986, Miss Abbeville, Alabama, since 1983. Founder O2 & Company Jazz Dance Theatre.



Member Houston County Arts and Humanities Council, Dothan, since 1981. Choreographer, performer Southeast Alabama Community Theatre, Dothan, since 1985. Member, project director Dothan Junior Chamber of Commerce, since 1986.

Adviser Youth Association for Retarded Citizens, Dothan, since 1986. Instructor dance City of Dothan, since 1977. Member Professional Dance Teachers American, Dance Masters American, Dance Educators American (instructor 1991), Girls Club (board directors).

Clubs: Ladies Auxiliary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, collecting old movies, seeing Broadway shows, house restoration.


Married Danny Harper Richards, December 19, 1987.

D. Ray Rutland

Mary (Parker) Rutland

Danny Harper Richards