43 Years of Excellence
Our 2020-21 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 2021 ballet will be Graduation Ball, a wonderfully charming and comic story of a prestigious girls' school that invites the neighboring military school cadets to a celebration for the graduating seniors.Show Legacy...
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.
Scroll down to see more information about this season’s performances.
A virtual concert will be available beginning May 14, 2021.
Graduation Ball, is a wonderfully charming and comic story of a prestigious girls' school that invites the neighboring military school cadets to a celebration for the graduating seniors. CLICK HERE to join our mailing list and get the link to view the performance.
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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.
Showing in November
A concert will be presented in January
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
A Message from Miss Nancy
I realize not all of the videos were shot under ideal conditions. In fact, most were not. The realities of volunteer videographers, VHS cameras with questionable white balance, shooting over the heads of the live audiences, and the impact of theatrical lighting, did make this a challenge. However, you can still see the artistry of the dancers and choreographers, so please enjoy.
I look forward to your comments and reflections. 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,