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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Alejandra Preciado

Alejandra Preciado was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before her family returned to their home in Panama City, Panama, where she began dancing at the age of 3.

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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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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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