Patsy Hill became director of the Montgomery Civic Ballet after attending Auburn University. She was the founder of the Florence Ballet Company, a performing member of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. Ms. Hill was appointed to the Alabama Council of Arts and Humanities and has served on various dance panels, committees, and as counselor at Ballet Aspen. Specializing in ballet technique and costume design, Ms. Hill served as one of the artistic directors of Kaleidoscope/Ballet Pensacola from 1985 until her retirement in 2003. She received the 1995 Elvie DeMarko Dance Achievement Award from the Arts Council of Northwest Florida for her work as Artistic Director for Pensacola’s Nutcracker.