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VISIONARY DANCE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY BodyVox, Latin for “voice of the body,” is an internationally renowned dance company that always has something specific to say “Each piece of our choreography has relationships, tension, and support. Even if a dance is somewhat abstract, every dance we do has an underlying theme,” …

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Classical Ballet Academy

BALLET GREATNESS, NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS Classical Ballet Academy, a ballet school in the Sellwood neighborhood, is “welcoming to all dancers, but also intense, professional, and elite,” training a diverse range of dancers in a wide variety of classes. The age span they cover is 2 through adult; the ability spectrum, beginner …

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Echo Theater Company

FEARLESS FLYING AND THRILLING TRAINING Do you ever imagine flying through the air with the greatest of ease? Then look no further than Echo Theater Company. They can teach you a variety of gravity-defying performance techniques including trapeze, acrobatics, aerial dance, physical theater, and more. They offer kids camps and classes …

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Jefferson Dancers

TEEN DANCERS WHO ARE GOING PLACES Jefferson Dancers are not your average high school dance troupe; they’re an elite company of highly skilled pre-professionals—and also, believe it or not, they’re the longest-running dance company in Portland, turning 40 last season! Unlike most dance companies, which train primarily or exclusively in …

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Northwest Dance Project

INTREPID INVENTORS OF NEW MANEUVERS NW Dance Project’s distinct approach to contemporary dance is crystalized, in a way, by their contemporaries: While other dance companies are named after and guided by a single founding choreographer, NW Dance Project’s Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper, invites many choreographers and gives them free rein …

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