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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Faith Morrison

Faith Morrison was born in the tundra of Alaska and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. She received her MFA in Dance at the University of Oregon in 2015, and her BA in Dance and Mathematics from the University of Montana in 2010.

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Thorey Mountain

Thorey Mountain danced professionally in London for many years, appearing in the original West End productions of Applause, which starred Lauren Bacall, Pippin, and A Chorus Line.

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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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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…

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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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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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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…

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Yellie Shustack

Yellie Shustack, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio began her training at Cunningham School of Dance under Carla LeMaster and Naomi Cunningham. In 2000, Yellie joined the Ithaca Ballet Company and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2003. She danced the lead roles in Cinderella, Bolero…

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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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Maria Tucker

Maria Tucker has been performing, teaching, collaborating, and creating for more than 20 years. She received scholarships to Gus Giordano Dance Chicago and the University of Arizona School of Dance. In addition to the Giordano technique, she has studied the styles of jazz dance greats such as Luigi, Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett and Patsy Swayze.

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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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Deanna White

Deanna White was born and raised in Covina California, and began taking dance classes (tap, jazz, and ballet) when she was 5 years old. By the time she was 12 she decided that ballet was her one true love, and devoted more and more hours to her ballet training.

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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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