“I was a theater kid,” says Patrick KilbaneWhim W’Him‘s newest dancer. “When I was little I sang in the Seattle Opera Children’s Chorus and fell in love with the big stage,” from all accounts early and hard. That was in the old Seattle Opera House before it was remodeled into McCaw Hall. Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Patrick also did community theater and voice work for some video games. “Dance was the missing part.” At 14 he started classes at the Bainbridge Dance Center. Middle school can be a challenging moment to begin serious dance training. “I was at the beginning of pubescence,” Patrick says, “my body was changing a lot.” But the teachers at BDC “took care of me. I was being fed all this