Portland Metro Arts

Metro Dancers





Artistic Director

Nancy Yeamans



Our 2023-24 Company

We are very fortunate to have Metro Dancers in residence at Portland Metro Arts! Metro Dancers is a company of incredibly gifted and talented performers under the artistic direction of Nancy Yeamans. Together they present a full season of productions, including repertory concerts, showcases, and a traditional ballet each spring. Our 2024 Spring performance will be excerpts from our full length ballets Les Ruses d’Amour and Alice In Wonderland.


The company was formed in 1978 to be an avenue for advanced dancers to perform traditional ballets as well as modern, jazz, character, and contemporary pieces. The combination of rising pre-professionals performing alongside former professional dancers gives the company a unique and exuberant style and polish. Metro Dancers’ performances offer the opportunity to see choreography from seasoned local artists as well as students who are just beginning to produce dances.

Metro Dancers alumni have gone on to perform professionally with Alvin Ailey, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dance for Change, Grand Rapids Ballet, Julliard, Los Angeles Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, Sacramento Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and numerous other companies. Many others have become choreographers, artistic directors and dance educators, continuing the legacy of Metro Dancers.

2023-24 Season




Dance Mosaic presents a wide range of works from classical to modern. Guest companies will be joining Metro Dancers for a dynamic day of dance.

Nov. 18, 2023 – 3:00pm performance
Nov 18, 2023 – 7:00pm performance


Choreographers’ Showcase

1-27-2024 at 7PM

This informal concert presents the work of choreographers who are just beginning to produce dances alongside experienced choreographers with works in progress. If you are a choreographer that would like to present a work, please contact: Nancy Yeamans at 503-408-0604 or email: metrodancers@pdxmetroarts.org

Admission Free / Donations Appreciated

Les Ruses d’Amour is a lively comic ballet full of fun and surprises. Everybody will enjoy the antics of Isabelle and Damis–betrothed strangers disguising themselves to avoid an arranged marriage. Alice In Wonderland is one of our most popular full-length ballets. This Spring our excerpts will follow Alice through the Garden of Live Flowers and to a very unusual Tea Party.




4-20-2024 at 3 & 7 PM

Metro Dancers
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A Message from Miss Nancy
From The Archives is in production, so you can enjoy again the artistry of the dancers and choreographers. Watch this space.

I look forward to your comments, reflections, and requests. So, join the conversation on the Metro Dancers Alumni group on facebook and watch your email for more links to your past.
All my love,
Miss Nancy

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