Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion
By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
Verna Walcott-White has been involved in dance for most of her life. She is not only an accomplished artist but what is remarkable is that Verna has shared her talents and knowledge with others for many years. She runs a dance school in New York and the students there are lucky to have an accomplished teacher in their midst.
Verna’s journey has been long, exciting and rewarding. As she reflects on the road traveled she is pleased with her many achievements.
Verna was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana. She grew up in Crown Street in Queenstown, not too far away. Her mother was Miriam Agatha Patterson, a school teacher and later Principal of St. Gabriel’s School. Her dad was Joseph Arnold Emmanuel Patterson and he was proud of that name.