OREGON BALLET THEATRE

 

Photo: Michael Linsmeier.
Photo by Joni Kabana.

 

COMPANY BIOS

CHAUNCEY PARSONS / PRINCIPAL DANCER
Joined OBT in 2008 / Principal since 2009

Yuka Iino
Photo by Joni Kabana

Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Chauncey Parsons joined OBT in 2008. He began dancing at age 12 at the Santa Barbara Ballet Center under Denise Rinaldi and in 1997 was accepted into The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C, where he trained under Vladimir Djouloukhadze until 2000. Prior to joining OBT, he spent five years with Colorado Ballet where he was a principal dancer. He has also performed with The State Street Ballet and The Washington Ballet. Parsons has performed principal roles in Paul Taylor's Company B, George Balanchine's Rubies and Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, among others. He has been featured in works by Twyla Tharp and Christopher Wheeldon, and has danced the role of Albrecht in Giselle and the role of Mercutio in Martin Fredmann's Romeo & Juliet.

PHOTO GALLERY
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11/12 Season - Giselle 1 11/12 Season - Giselle 2 Firebird Square Dance sb4
SB5 SB8 sb9 The Four Temperaments Emerald Retrospective 1
Nutcracker08 - 6 Nutcracker08 - 7 Nutcracker08 - 7 Hush - 1
FEATURED ROLES
Coming soon...

George Balanchine’s
* Emeralds
* The Nutcracker (Cavalier, Candy Cane)
* The Four Temperaments
* Square Dance
* Tarantella

Nicolo Fonte's
* Bolero

James Kudelka's
* Hush

 

Yuri Possokhov’s
* Firebird

* Raymonda

Christopher Stowell’s
* A Holiday Revue
* A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Eyes On You
* The Rite of Spring
* The Sleeping Beauty
* Swan Lake

Twyla Tharp’s
*Known by Heart Duet

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