Andre Baker

Andre Baker has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 20 years, and has been performing for many years in and outside the Portland area.   Andre is a former Trail Blazer Hip-Hop Dancer, and in 2006, he participated in the T.V. show “So You Think You Can Dance”.

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Annie Borden

In 2017, Annie graduated magna cumelaude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During her time there she worked closely with teachers and choreographers such as; Amy Ernst, Tamara Dkye-Compton, Douglas Nielsen, and James Clouser. While in school she also had the privilege to perform works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Ohad Naharin. Annie has also trained under Alonzo King, Peter Chu, Banning Bouldin, Guy Shomroni, Yaniv Abraham, and Yin Yue.

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Allison Brando

Allison Brando is an intuitive artist who brings broad vision, bold enthusiasm, and electric energy to her work, both habitually and intentionally. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop, as well as being a classically certified Pilates Instructor.

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James Canfield

James Canfield was born in Corning, New York and received his early dance training at the acclaimed Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Mary Day.

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William Couture

William Couture was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota, where he attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts

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Alicia Cutaia
Alicia Cutaia is a celebrated dancer, instructor, choreographer, fire dancer, and harness aerialist based in Portland, Oregon. She also is Co-Director and Founder of ARC in Movement LLC, an innovative performance creation company that creates one of a kind acts and shows combining aerial, dance, and fire. Alicia teaches and choreographs throughout the Portland area as well as around the world. 

 

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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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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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Maeve Dougal
Education + Outreach Coordinator

Maeve Dougal is the Education + Outreach Coordinator at NW Dance Project

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Charlene Hannibal
Youth Ballet Program Director

Born and raised in Portland, Charlene Hannibal trained at The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre for over a decade until joining the company in 1999. In 2002, her career brought her to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was a principal dancer with Company C Contemporary Ballet.

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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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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 the Miami City Ballet School and Ballet Austin’s…

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Maranda Jory

Maranda Jory is a 2019 summa cum laude graduate of University of Cincinnati, where she received a BFA in Dance from the College Conservatory of Music and a BA in Political Science. Before attending college, she received her year-round dance training at Los Angeles Ballet School, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School at American Ballet Theatre, and State Street Ballet.

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