Congratulations to Ching Ching Wong, NW Dance Project’s fourth company member to receive the coveted Princess Grace Award. We couldn’t be more proud of such a talented, versatile, kind, and inspiring artists. We’re now half a company of princesses! Additional press regarding the announcement can be read at the Oregonian and Fox News.
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 taught dance throughout Oregon and Washington and has participated in workshops with the Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory…Full Biography
Franco Nieto was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. Franco was an athlete playing football for seven years before making his choice to dance. Franco began his training at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and Columbia Dance, later studying under Tracey Durbin as a student and an assistant in Portland. Franco graduated from…Full Biography
We are proud and honored to announce that company dancer Viktor Usov has won a 2014 Princess Grace Award for dance! NW Dance Project now has THREE Princess Grace Award winners in the company: Andrea Parson (2010), Franco Nieto (2012) and now Viktor Usov (2014). Read Willamette Week‘s post about the award and the company’s successes.