Renee Adams, Ballet Teacher at Northwest Dance Project
Renée Adams

Renée Adams received her training in Yakima, Washington under the guidance of Phyllis Cyr and later danced with Luna Negra Dance Theater, Spectrum Dance Theatre, BodyVox, teeth, and Bouand Dance Company. Currently, she is the Youth Program Director at Riverside Performing Arts in Vancouver, Washington, and a teaching artist for Oregon Ballet Theatre.

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Diana Bustos

Diana earned her B.A. in Art and Urban Education from Santa Clara University, where she studied jazz, modern and Afro-Haitian dance. Diana has called Portland home since 2011 and is grateful to participate in this city’s vibrant dance community.

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Samantha Campbell
Samantha Campbell

Samantha Campbell is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended the University of Utah as a Ballet major and graduated with a B.F.A. in May 2007. She was a member of Utah Ballet for three years while at the University, danced with Alabama Ballet…

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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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Michelle Davis formerly San Fran Ballet
Michelle Davis

A native of Dallas, Texas, Michelle trained and performed with the Dallas Ballet from 1983 to 1989. She joined the San Francisco Ballet School in 1989 and the San Francisco Ballet in 1991. She danced with the San Francisco Ballet for nine years with one year abroad dancing in Copenhagen with the Royal Danish Ballet.

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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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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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Ikolo Griffin

Ikolo Griffin was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He received his first ballet training as a scholarship student with San Francisco Ballet School’s outreach program. He is the first and only outreach student to graduate the school and continue into the San Francisco Ballet company.

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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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Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt received her dance training at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center, Martha Graham School of Dance, California Institute of the Arts and with Maggie Black. Mary has danced professionally for over 30 years, touring with such well-known artists as Donald McKayle, Jaime Rogers and Fred Benjamin.

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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…

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Tracy Julias

Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Tracy Julias trained at the esteemed Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary and gained considerable early experience with the Carlisle Project…

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Mari Juras

Mari Juras, a native of the Pacific Northwest, received her early training at Portland Youth Ballet, under the tutelage of Diane Zink and Tresa Cooper. She began her professional training with Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas,  and Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, California.

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Lindsey Matheis

Lindsey Matheis grew up in Colorado before moving to North Carolina. She began dancing under Kirstie Tice Spadie at the NC Dance Institute and later at the North Carolina School of the Arts under the directorship of Susan McCullough. After graduating from the modern department in May 2008…

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Lindsey McGill

Lindsey McGill was born in Houston, Texas. She began her formal dance training under Elizabeth and Rosemary Molak in Orange County, California and continued training at the Houston Ballet Academy under the direction of Ben Stevenson, Clara Cravey and Priscilla Nathan Murphy. Since graduating from Houston Ballet Academy, Lindsey has worked with…

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Morgan Moore

Morgan Moore brings over 25 years of experience in movement. She started dance training in high school and trained actively until completing a BA in Dance and Arts and Letters from Portland State University in 1991.

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