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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Vitality Dance Collective

Authentic Experience So you want to dance, but not just take class. You want to be a part of a bigger project, to perform and perhaps even choreograph. But where, how, with who? Meet Vitality Dance Collective. Director Kristina York started Vitality in 2013 to offer choreography and performance opportunities for non professionals, as well […]

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Tempos Contemporary Circus

Eliminating the “Ta-Da” Kraig Mead – Artistic Director of the Contemporary Circus troupe Tempos says “Dance is a big word. But one of the most important components of it, in the context of Tempos, is the dancer being connected to the music, the sense of gravity, and the other people on stage.” While formally trained […]

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POV

Channeling Energy Mandy Cregan Co-Artistic Director of POV is an energy worker by day, but she also brings energy work to her artistic vision – in a unique way. She and her company of dancers channel the energy of buildings. POV has created performances at the Left Bank Annex, the Ford Building, a stairwell in […]

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Conduit

An Artists Home Whether it’s the gorgeous wood floor, the bright windows or the decades of people who have danced in the room, there is a notable feel to Conduit’s space that can’t be ignored. After 20 years in their downtown building, Conduit’s Director Tere Mathern has only this to say: “What does it take […]

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Northwest Dance Project

See and Be Seen Anyone interested in an opportunity to get in front of some of the top working choreographers in the country? Look no further than LAUNCH a program initiated by Northwest Dance Project in 2004 that has now gained international attention. With nearly 200 auditioners for 40 spots, there is certainly a competitive […]

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BodyVox

On Film For anyone out there even slightly intimidated by watching dance, stop what you’re doing and watch a few of BodyVox’s dance for film creations. For years Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland have been collaborating with film maker Mitchell Rose to create a delightful collection of pieces you may not have seen […]

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AWOL Dance Collective

Art in the Dark AWOL is a performing company and training facility that over the past 10 years has become a staple of the Portland aerial dance scene. Every August they put on a magical show called Art in the Dark. With stars shining above and a theatrically lit canopy of trees, it is an […]

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