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Oregon Ballet Theatre

 

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Oregon Ballet Theatre headquarters.

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a ballet company in Portland, Oregon, United States. The company performs an annual five-program season at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and conducts regional and national tours.[1] It was featured in the October/November 2007 issue of Pointe magazine, with principal dancer Kathi Martuza on the cover.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
    • Stowell 1.1
  • School 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The company is the result of the 1989 merger of Ballet Oregon and Pacific Ballet Theater.[3] James Canfield, a former dancer with Joffrey Ballet and principal dancer with Pacific Ballet Theater, served as Artistic Director of Oregon Ballet Theater from its inception until 2003.[1] Under his leadership the company repertoire grew to comprise over 80 ballets, from evening-length works to contemporary pieces.[1]

Stowell

Christopher Stowell was the artistic director from 2003 to the end of 2012. During Stowell's tenure, the company added the work of Sir Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, and Christopher Wheeldon to its repertoire. New works have been created on the company by James Kudelka, Trey McIntyre, Yuri Possokhov, Julia Adam, and Nicolo Fonte. In addition, Christopher Stowell choreographed eight new ballets with the company's dancers.[1]

School

OBT also runs the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, which is directed by Damara Bennett, a former dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and founder of the City Ballet School in San Francisco.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "About Us: History". Oregon Ballet Theater. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "October/November 2007".  
  3. ^ "Ballet Group Will Perform On Monday".  
  4. ^ "About the School of OBT". School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 

External links

  • Official website
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