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Metro Dancers


43 Years of Excellence
and Counting!!

Our 2020-21 Company
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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.

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.

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2020-21 Season

Dance Mosaic
A virtual concert will be presented on
November 21, 2020

see below

Choregraphers' Showcase
A virtual concert will be presented on
January 30, 2021

More Information coming.

Graduation Ball
A concert will be presented in
May of 2021

More Information coming.

Dance Mosaic 2020

A virtual concert will be presented on
November 20-22, 2020

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.

 

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Choreographers’ Showcase

A virtual concert will be presented on January 30, 2021

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

Graduation Ball

May of 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.

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