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Oregon International Ballet Academy

Elusive Treasure Unlike a painting which can be seen forever, the masterpiece of classical ballet needs to be passed down and that’s what Xuan and Ye, directors of Oregon International Ballet Academy, intend to do. Xuan describes ballet as an elusive treasure, something you can’t learn from a book. Training and discipline are generic terms […]

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Rebecca Kimble Morse

Dancing at Any Age In her sixties herself, Rebecca Kimble Morse is going strong and wholeheartedly believes that there is no such thing as being too old to dance, though her career spans decades. “I started out as a laundress in a big theatre in London, then became a dresser, then after some encouragement from […]

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SubRosa Dance Collective

Following the Path of Water If SubRosa were an element, they would most certainly be water. Water is known as a cleansing, healing and loving element, which pretty much sums up SubRosa’s approach artistically as well as their collective perspective on life. The dance company formed out of a group of women who were craving […]

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Portland Bellydance Guild

Defying Expectations! Take a minute to think about bellydance. What do you visualize? Beware, if the first thing that popped into your mind was a smokey seedy bar, or a traditional ethnic event – your impression may be stuck in the early 90’s! The Portland Bellydance Guild is here to teach you that there is […]

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Jayanthi Raman

A Portland Gem Jayanthi Raman has an MD in Medicine and a Masters in Computer Science and Informatics. But her success story, is in dance, and lies at the heart of her cultural heritage. She recently received the Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Award for 2015. This is just one of many awards she has received […]

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Center for Movement Arts

How Can a Dance Studio Pay it Forward? “The most important thing, for any of our students, is that they love it, and we do everything we can think of to foster that love.” Tim and Sherrie of Center for Movement Arts did not just build a dance instruction center back in 1997 when they […]

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Polaris Dance Theatre

Everyone Should Dance. Period. Ask Robert Guitron, Director of Polaris Dance Theatre, what is dance and who should dance and he’ll let out a big sigh indicating the weight and depth of the response, then hardly missing a beat, out comes his answer: “Dance is a rudimentary necessity of humanity. It transcends language, culture, demographics, […]

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The Portland Ballet

The Next Generation of Groundbreaking Dancers Jim and Nancy, both former principle dancers with the Los Angeles Ballet, are a classic tale. Upon retiring from center stage, they could not walk away from ballet or dance so they opened their studio, The Portland Ballet. They brought with them an advanced level of expertise and strong […]

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Ecdysiast

The Artistry of Pole Ecdysiast opened their doors in 2008 under the direction of Shannon Gee – an exceptional pole dancer herself. As a member of the International Pole Federation, Ecdysiast provides high quality instruction and takes pride in their curriculum. While some of the other pole studios in town are more of a women’s […]

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