Fall Premieres – Live

Our return to the stage with our new company and two world premieres was a thrill and a certain success! Read Connor Reed’s insightful preview for Portland Monthly HERE. Audiences left to their feet after each new work (see a snippet of Artistic Director Sarah Slipper’s Hold Me Tight Let Me Go, as well as… Continue Reading

Meet the new company

Meet the new company! Part of our re-emerging from the pandemic meant that we needed to secure some new dancers and we could not be more excited for, and proud of, the new company of dancers will have brought together from points near and far to dance during our 2021-22 season that is wholly dedicated… Continue Reading

In-person classes are back

IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE BACK!. Oregonians have done an admirable job keeping themselves and each other safe through the pandemic and it’s paying off! We are now able to once again have (limited numbers of) dancers with us in the studio for youth and adult classes, and we are thrilled to have some great new teachers… Continue Reading

Here+Now outdoor performances

HERE+NOW A joyous celebration of the power of live art in this time of isolation. We were so thrilled to have offered our first live dance+music performances in over six months. A big thank you to all our fans, subscribers, and donors for your ongoing support — we couldn’t do it without you. One audience… Continue Reading

Summer Premieres named 2019’s Best

Portland Monthy looked back at 2019’s locally-made performing arts events and named our Summer Premieres shows as the best dance performance of the year, praising “Cheers to NW Dance Project’s consistently incredible company for bringing each concept to dangersous, vivid life…these dancers ignited Portland State’s Lincoln (Performance) Hall with work that united classics with renegades… Continue Reading

Step into our Broadway Jazz Class

Oregon Arts Watch’s Heather Wisner came by to check out Kody Jauron‘s “Broadway Jazz” class, noting, once teacher Kody Jauron gets class underway in the sunny studio at NW Dance Project, that jazz hands are indeed on today’s menu. The warmup begins with Sweet Charity’s “Rich Man’s Frug,” which musical nerds will recognize as one… Continue Reading

The Premiere of Hedda and Flamingo 37

NW Dance Project brings two premieres to the stage this March, both full of manipulation and drama. Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper created a “compelling contemporary movement narrative” world premiere from Isben’s icon play, Hedda Gabler. This new take on a well known story impressed Oregon ArtsWatch, who said, “What keeps viewers engaged isn’t the story itself,… Continue Reading

Jacob’s Pillow in Review + 2017-18 Season Preview

After opening night at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Berkshire Eagle shared high praises for the company debut. The Oregonian turned its attention to our stunning Jacob’s Pillow debut performances and looked forward to NW Dance Project’s exciting 14th season, noting “At The Pillow, the company’s performances went “from dark to light,” Tatge said, ending… Continue Reading

Audition Notice

NW Dance Project is seeking dancers for the 2016-17 season. Auditions will be held in New York Aug 20 + 21 / 2016, all audition information is posted on our Employment Page.

Announcing 2016 Pretty Creatives Winners

NW Dance Project wishes to congratulate our 2016 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition Winners, Luca Signoretti and Anton Rudakov. Luca and Anton will have 18 hours to create two original works on our LAUNCH: 11 dancers, see the Pretty Creatives Showing on July 16 at Lincoln Performance Hall.

Ching Ching Wong Receives 2015 Princess Grace Award

Congratulations to Ching Ching Wong, NW Dance Project’s fourth company member to receive the coveted Princess Grace Award. We couldn’t be more proud of such a talented, versatile, kind, and inspiring artists. We’re now half a company of princesses! Additional press regarding the announcement can be read at the Oregonian and Fox News.

New Now Wow! Preview

From the Oregonian: Sarah Slipper’s company of dancers, the NW Dance Project, opens its compact season of performances at Lincoln Hall with “New Now Wow,” an event that invites three choreographers from near and far to develop a brand new piece with the company. With only nine dancers in the company and a full time… Continue Reading

Viktor Usov wins Princess Grace

We are proud and honored to announce that company dancer Viktor Usov has won a 2014 Princess Grace Award for dance! NW Dance Project now has THREE Princess Grace Award winners in the company: Andrea Parson (2010), Franco Nieto (2012) and now Viktor Usov (2014). 

Pretty Creatives 2014

We are proud to annouce the winners of our 2014 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, Eric Handman and Lesley Telford who will both create new workds during our LAUNCH: 9 project.

Call for works

Calling Choreographers – we want to see your work! Submit to our sixth annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. Submission Deadline: March 28