Candice Agahan

Candice Agahan started her dance training at age three in San Diego, California. She grew up attending private dance studios, The Element Dance Center and San Diego Dance Center, training and performing competitively in jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical and tap for 13 years before moving to Portland to attend college.

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Andre Baker

Andre Baker has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 20 years, and has been performing for many years in and outside the Portland area.   Andre is a former Trail Blazer Hip-Hop Dancer, and in 2006, he participated in the T.V. show “So You Think You Can Dance”.

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Allison Brando

Allison Brando is an intuitive artist who brings broad vision, bold enthusiasm, and electric energy to her work, both habitually and intentionally. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop, as well as being a classically certified Pilates Instructor.

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Kim Choeychan

Kim is originally from Eugene, Oregon where she fell in love with dancing at a young age. Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts in dance from the University or Oregon in 2014.

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William Couture

William Couture was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota, where he attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts

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Jason Davis

Jason began his dance training with Mary-Beth Cabana at Ballet Arts in Tucson and at the age of fifteen, he joined the Universal Ballet Academy (Kirov Academy) under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov. In 1992, Jason joined the San Francisco Ballet School and after one year, joined the company, dancing for eleven seasons…

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Mariecella Devine

One of Portland’s most popular Hip Hop dance teachers, Mariecella Devine, teaches an enticing combination of dance moves with her own signature style. She has taught Hip Hop in the Portland Metro area for over twenty years.

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Maeve Dougal
Education + Outreach Coordinator

Maeve Dougal is the Education + Outreach Coordinator at NW Dance Project

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Tracey Durbin

Tracey started dancing professionally at the age of four. After studying years of piano, theater and ballet at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Tracey moved to Los Angeles where she studied ballet with Stanley Holden, jazz with Luigi (the innovator of the world’s first jazz technique).

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Charlene Hannibal
Youth Ballet Program Director

Born and raised in Portland, Charlene Hannibal trained at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre for over a decade until joining the company in 1999. In 2002, her career brought her to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was a principal dancer with Company C Contemporary Ballet.

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Izzy Holmes

Isabel Holmes started her dance career at the age of 3 in Southern California where she grew up. Izzy trained at the pre-professional studio The Performing Arts Center, completing advanced levels of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop with the PAC staff as well as professional guest choreographers including Marguerite Derricks, Nathan Provost and Jane Lanier.

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Kody Jauron

Kody Jauron hails from Phoenix, Arizona where he began his formal dance instruction at age 15 with Andrew Needhammer. Shortly after, Kody furthered his pre-professional studies with the Miami City Ballet School and Ballet Austin’s…

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Noelle Kayser

Noelle Kayser’s professional career began in 2011 at Luna Negra Dance Theater with an apprenticeship under the direction of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano – where she performed the company’s…

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