Patricia Lent was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1984 to 1993 and White Oak Dance Project from 1994 to 1996. She was on the faculty of the Merce Cunningham Studio for more than 20 years, teaching technique classes and repertory workshops. Ms. Lent has staged Cunningham’s work for numerous schools and companies, including Fabrications for Ballet de Lorraine, Scramble for Repertory Dance Theater, Duets for American Ballet Theatre, Channels/Inserts for Lyon Opera Ballet, Beach Birds for North Carolina School of the Arts, and Roaratorio for MCDC’s Legacy Tour. In 2009, she was named a trustee of the Merce Cunningham Trust, and currently serves as the Trust’s Director of Licensing.