OREGON BALLET THEATRE

 

Photo Top: Xuan Cheng and Brian Simcoe. Photo by Tatiana Wills.

 

COMPANY BIOS

XUAN CHENG / PRINCIPAL
Joined OBT in 2011 / Principal since 2011

Xuan Cheng
Photo by Joni Kabana

Xuan Cheng has danced with Guangzhou Ballet of China, La La La Human Steps and most recently with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Her roles include Juliet in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet, Princess Lena in Christian Spucks Leonce and Lena and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Fernand Nault’s The Nutcracker, among others. In 2006, she was awarded the Gold medal at the National Tao Li Bei Dance Competition in China. She joins Oregon Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer.

PRINCIPAL DANCERS

Xuan Cheng
Chauncey Parsons
Brian Simcoe

SOLOISTS

Candace Bouchard
Martina Chavez
Ansa Deguchi
Peter Franc
Michael Linsmeier

COMPANY ARTISTS

Thomas Baker

Eva Burton
Sarah Griffin
Adam Hartley
Makino Hildestad
Jordan Kindell
Katherine Monogue
Kelsie Nobriga
Kimberly Nobriga

Colby Parsons
Avery Reiners

APPRENTICES

Jessica Lind
Shea McAdoo
Alexander Negron
Emily Parker
Ian Schwaner
Paige Wilkey

OBT / National Endowment for the Arts Oregon Arts Commission Regional Arts & Culture Council Work for Art Portland Monthly Oregon Community Foundation Jerome Robbins Foundation
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