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Portland Metro Arts

Metro Dancers

40 Years of Excellence
and Counting!!

Our 2017-18 Senior 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 artists under the artistic direction of our executive director, Nancy Yeamans. Together they perform a full season of dance productions, including repertory concerts and showcases, and a major, full-length ballet each spring. Our 2019 ballet will be Les Ruses d'Amour, a wonderfully exciting comic story of an arranged marriage and the lengths that the prospective bride, groom, friends and servants go through to be able to marry their one true love.

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.

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2018-19 Season

Dance Mosaic
November 17, 2018
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Choreographers’ Showcase
January 25, 2019
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Les Ruses d'Amour
April 25-28, 2019
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Dance Mosaic

Portland Metro Arts Center, 9003 SE Stark on:
Saturday, November 17th     3:00pm and 7:00pm

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 below to order tickets to the performances and the Italian Dinner. 

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, Pink Hair Affair, 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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Choreographers’ Showcase

January 25 ,2019
7 PM

This informal concert presents the work of choreographers who are just beginning to produce dances alongside experienced choreographers with works in progress.  Following the concert join us for a potluck dessert and video replay of the concert.  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


Les Ruses d'Amour

April 25-28, 2019

Music, costumes, sets and the dancers’ skill combine to make this a performance event you will not want to miss.

Performed at:
Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97216

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Public performances are Saturday, April 27th at 3:00pm and 8:00pm

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School performances are Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th at 9:45am and Noon

Click Here forDamis & Isabella's Wedding Party Tickets
Join us between the performances on Saturday April 28th at 5:00pm and 5:45pm at Brigitta's Garten for some hearty snacks and refreshments. Toast the happy ending to this comic tale and meet some of the fun characters from the Ballet. What a wonderful way for everyone to finish their afternoon of fun To order your dinner only tickets click here

Stages of Life
Shorinji Kempo
McKinney School of Highland Dance
Sally Mack School of Dance
Montavilla Jazzfest