OREGON BALLET THEATRE

 

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

 

COMPANY BIOS

MICHAEL LINSMEIER / SOLOIST
Joined OBT in 2011 / Soloist since December 2013

Michael Linsmeier
Photo by Joni Kabana

Michael Linsmeier grew up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin, and began his training with the Jean Wolfmeyer School of Dance.  He attended the Virginia School of the Arts during high school. After graduating he joined the Milwaukee Ballet Company, and danced there for seven years. This is Michael's inaugural season with Oregon Ballet Theatre.

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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