Patrizia, native to Switzerland, graduated from The Colorado College with a BA in philosophy in 1996. She spent the next five years dancing for the Martha Graham Ensemble in New York City. She also danced with the Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Shen Wei at the American Dance Festival and DanceArt in Hong Kong. In 2003 she earned her MFA in dance from the University of California at Irvine where she was a Chancellor's Fellowship recipient. During this time Patrizia worked closely with renowned choreographer Professor Donald McKayle as his assistant and rehearsal director of the Donald McKayle Etude Ensemble. Mrs. Herminjard has been featured in Dance for Camera works showcased at the Seoul Net Festival, the Il Coreografo Elettronico Festival in Napoli, Italy and at the Caught Between: Dancing for Camera and Live Audience Festival in Hollywood. She is a three-time recipient of the PPAC award for excellence in choreography given to her by the Pikes Peak Arts Council in 2005, 2006, and 2008. She is currently on faculty at the Colorado College where she is also the director of the Colorado College Dance Festival.