TUALATIN’S PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY
Northwest Dance Theatre is a youth ballet company based in Tualatin, Oregon. They present two productions in Portland each season: a Spring Showcase, featuring classical and contemporary works, and a family-oriented Christmas Nutcracker traditionally known as A Nutcracker Tea.
Led by founding Artistic Director June Taylor-Dixon, who also owns and directs June Taylor’s School of Dance, NWDT accepts dancers ages 12 to 18. It serves as a training ground for talented and versatile young artists on their way to becoming professionals. These exceptional dancers leap at the chance to gain more experience onstage, mastering classical and modern works. They also enjoy enriching their community by appearing in NWDT outreach performances at public libraries, local schools, and retirement homes.
In their 28th season, NWDT will reprise their popular A Nutcracker Tea and present a mixed-bill program later in the spring featuring new works plus selections from their impressive repertoire, which includes Peter and the Wolf, Dennis Spaight’s Gloria, Giselle, Paquita, La Bayadere, Les Sylphides, and more. Come celebrate these powerful and compelling dancers in motion!