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Metro Dancers

44 Years of Excellence
and Counting!!

Our 2022-23 Company

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 major full-length ballet each spring. Our 2023 Spring ballets will be Four Seasons and excerpts from our full length 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.

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2022-23 Season

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Dance Mosaic 2022


Dance Mosaic will present a wide range of works from classical to modern. Guest companies will be joining Metro Dancers for a dynamic day of dance.  CLICK HERE to join our mailing list and see the performance.


Already on our mailing list? You will be getting an email with the link to the performance.

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Choreographers’ Showcase

January 28, 2023

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:

Admission Free / Donations Appreciated

Four Seasons/Alice In Wonderland excerpts

April 29 , 2023

Four Seasons, set to the beautiful Glazunov score will transport you through the natural beauty, unique to each season. 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.

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Metro Dancers from the Archives

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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