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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 taught dance throughout Oregon and Washington and has participated in workshops with the Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory…

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Nicholas Petrich

Nicholas Petrich was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. At four years old, he joined OGA (Oregon Gymnastics Academy) and a year later began to compete locally, state, and nation wide until he retired from competitive gymnastics at 14 years old.

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Julia Radick

Julia Radick was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from LaGuardia Arts High School and earned her BFA in Dance from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has also trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, Boston Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and with Batsheva…

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Jesus Rodales

Jesus Rodales is a Hillsboro native. He started his dance career as a freestyler, specializing in Tutting and Popping. He later joined Element Dance Studio’s Competition Company at age 17 expanding his knowledge to other styles of Hip Hop and Break Dancing…

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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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Vanessa Thiessen

Vanessa Thiessen is originally from Portland, Oregon. She trained at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, with James Canfield, and danced with OBT for eight seasons.

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Kitty Tibbals

Kitty began her dance training at New Vision Dance Center in Hillsboro, OR. Studying under the guidance of Heather Renk, Bradian Lien, Lynn Stahr and Elizabeth Burden, there she had extensive training in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, and tap while performing and traveling with the New Vision Dance Company.

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Jasmin Trotter

Jasmin Trotter is the Creative Movement teacher at NW Dance Project. Jasmin graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary American Studies, with an area of concentration in Gender and Dance, from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Caitlin Warren
Education and Outreach Coordinator

Caitlin Warren, a Midwestern native, grew up taking classes at Lou Conte Dance Studio and Joel Hall Dance Center. In 2012, Caitlin graduated from the University of Utah with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance where she performed in 26 works, including six with the University’s Performing Dance Company.

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Ching Ching Wong

Ching Ching Wong was born in Manila, Philippines, but since the age of three calls southern California her home. She began her dance training at Allegria Dance Theater under the direction of Alia Harlan. She received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and minor in Education and Psychology & Social Behavior from the University of California…

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Holly Wooldridge

Holly Wooldridge is a dance artist who is passionate about dance education, the role of the body in society, the dancer’s voice and the intersections of dance and science. She received a MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, BFA in Modern Dance from University of Utah and is a certified Pilates Instructor through Physical Mind since 2007.

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