Shaun Keylock

Shaun Keylock is an award-winning choreographer, director, teacher, and dancer based in Portland, Oregon. He founded Shaun Keylock Company in 2018 as a framework for his ongoing interests in fields both beyond and in dialogue with dance.

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Morgan Lunsford

Morgan grew up in Jackson, Wyoming where a passion for the arts, fitness, and outdoors are a lifestyle. She began her dance training at the age of five at Dancers’ Workshop under Artistic Director Babs Case.

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Lavinia Magliocco

Lavinia Magliocco was born in Topeka KS and trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, School of American Ballet, and at the Academia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, Italy.

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Ella Matweyou

Ella is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensives in Pre-Primary-Level 5. She is also grateful to be a recipient of a Project Plié scholarship award from American Ballet Theatre, which enabled her to complete her Level 4 & 5 teacher training.

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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…

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Javan Mngrezzo

Javan graduated from Western Oregon University in three years, earning a B.S. in Dance and Sociology with magna cum laude honors. From there, he toured nationally and internationally with Rainbow Dance Theatre and is now a company dancer at Bodyvox.

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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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Franco Nieto

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…

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Kevin Pajarillaga

Kevin Pajarillaga is a Washington D.C native who began his training at CityDance Conservatory in 2010 before attending Point Park University

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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…

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Anthony Pucci
Company Artist

Anthony Pucci, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began his dance training at Studio Dance under Michele Burke. He attended the University of Iowa, where he received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography. While attending…

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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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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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