Andrea Parson

Andrea Parson began her early dance training in Hillsboro, Oregon, at Northwest Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Anita Mitchell. She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2008. Andrea has…

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Alysa Pires
Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2017

Alysa Pires is a Toronto based Choreographer. She has created works for Citie Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Cadence Ballet, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and her own company….

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Jirí Pokorný

Jirí Pokorný was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1981. He started his dance training at the pre-ballet school of the State Opera in Prague when he was eight years old and continued his studies at the Prague National Dance Conservatory.

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Anton Rudakov
Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2016

Anton Rudakov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received his dance education at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Upon graduation in 2000, he was offered an engagement at the Boris Eifmann Ballet Company St. Petersburg…

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Ihsan Rustem
Resident Choreographer

Ihsan Rustem was born in London and studied from 1998-2000 at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, during in which time he was a member of the National Youth Dance Company. His professional performance career began…

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Yoshito Sakuraba Pretty Creatives Winner Northwest Dance Project
Yoshito Sakuraba
Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2015

He departed from Japan to New York at the age of 19 and started dancing a year later. He received B.A.in Dance from Manhattanville College then graduated from the Martha Graham School. In the fall of 2012, he founded his own dance company.

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Luca Signoretti
Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2016

Luca Signoretti was born in Pesaro, Italy. In 2006 he became a member of the Ballet Junior de Genève, Switzerland, and in 2009 joined as a soloist member of the ensemble Tanz Luzerner Theater in Luzern, Switzerland…

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Sarah Slipper
Artistic Director

Ms. Slipper has created over 40 ballets to date and is currently working on several new creations while serving as the Artistic Director of NW Dance Project.

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Alex Soares
Alex Soares

Alex Soares has taken part in Brazil’s contemporary dance companies such as São Paulo City Ballet (BCSP), Balé Teatro Guaíra and Cisne Negro Dance Company, performing pieces by renowned choreographers like Ohad Naharin, Mauro Bigonzetti, Rami Levi, Gagik Ismailian, Itzik Galili, Angelin Preljocaj, Cayetano Soto, Oscar Araiz, Luis Arrieta,Henrique Rodovalho, among others….

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Lesley Telford

Lesley Telford is presently a freelance choreographer, performer and teacher. She was born in Vancouver, Canada. She finished her studies in Montréal at L´Ecole Supérieur de Danse du Québec before joining the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.

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Minh Tran

Minh Tran was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee. In addition to receiving dance training in classical Vietnamese opera at the National School of Fine and Performing Arts in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), he holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Washington and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration / Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis from Portland State University with a Certificate in Dance.

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Wen Wei Wang of Wen Wei Dance
Wen Wei Wang

Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age in China, where he was born and raised. He trained and danced professionally with the Langzhou Song and Dance Company. In 1991, he came to Canada and joined the…

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Yin Yue

Yin Yue is a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she studied classical ballet technique, Chinese classical and folk dance at Shanghai Dance School and continued her education at Shanghai Normal University.

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