Reference Code: IE 2135 N4

Title: The Patricia Crosbie Papers

Dates of Creation: 1968-2012 (predominantly 1977-1986)

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 1 standard box, 1 outsize box (81 files)


Name of Creator: Crosbie, Patricia (b. 1958)

Biographical History: Patricia Crosbie was born in Cork in 1958 and began her early dance training in Joan Denise Moriarty’s school of dance.  She danced with Cork Ballet Company, founded by Moriarty in 1947; and in the Irish Ballet Company, founded by Moriarty in 1973 and renamed Irish National Ballet in 1983.  Her many roles included Odette/ Odile in ‘Swan Lake’, Sugar Plum Fairy/ Snow Queen in ‘The Nutcracker’, and Widow Quin in ‘The Playboy of the Western World’.  She is ballet mistress with Cork City Ballet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Patricia Crosbie in three instalments on 9 March 2011, 11 September 2011, and 3 October 2017.

Scope and Content: Programmes, posters, flyers, brochures, photographs, and publications collected by Patricia Crosbie.  The material reflects her dancing career, particularly her involvement with the Cork Ballet Company, Irish Ballet Company, and Irish National Ballet.

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Finding Aid: PDF link below.


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