Frank Petty

Frank Petty III studied Orissi intensively at The Evergreen State College. He graduated in 1995 and continued to dance as a member of Urvasi. He took a hiatus to study Apparel and Textile Design at Cornell University in New York. After Cornell, Frank spent time in both New York and San Francisco working on various design ventures and upon his return to Seattle rejoined Urvasi. An accomplished Orissi dancer, Frank assists Ratna Roy in teaching the Seattle dance classes. In Ratna's absence, Frank substitutes for her. Frank has performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia, New York, San Francisco and has also performed at the Nehru Center in London. He is employed at Microsoft full time and continues to work on various design projects (both interior and apparel) on a contractual basis in his spare time. Frank also teaches private classes in Orissi.

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