Delcroix was educated at the Centre de Danse Rosella Hightower,
Cannes, France and the
Ecole de Danse Colette Soriano, Orthez, France.
As a dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater I (director
Jiří Kylián) he worked with many celebrated figures from the dance
world including Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Ohad
Naharin, Edouard Lock, Nacho Duato, Hans van Manen, Johan Inger
and Nils Christie. Before that, he worked with Scapino Ballet (direcotr
Armando Navarro) in Amsterdam, and Iwanson Dance Company (director
Jessica Iwanson) in Munich. In 2004 & 2005 he also guested with
Nederlands Dans Theater 3 for Birthday (Jiří Kylián).
As a teacher, he worked at the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag for 7 years specialising
in choreography and NDT repertoire, and before this he also gave
Jazz Class for the Iwanson Dance Center.
As a choreographer, he has created over 25 works for nearly 20 companies around
thie world, including Nederlands Dans Theater, 1 Basel Ballet,
Cisne Negro, Cape Town City Ballet. For a full list of works and
the companies they were created for, see Choreography by Patrick
In 2001, he was knighted by the French government for services to the arts, being
dans l’Ordre des “Arts et des Lettres”.