Dancin’ in the Rain at Oregon Dance Week

[Katherine Laidlaw, one of Oregon’s first professional dance instructors, in the Oregon, forest. 1920s. Image provide by Carol Shults] In 2011, Oregon Senator Bonamicci successfully introduced a bill to the Oregon State Legislature declaring the last week of April “Oregon Dance Week.” The week will feature free dance classes, studio rehearsals and an Oregon Choreographer’s… Read More

Go Beyond the Barre with a New OBT Class at Oregon Athletic Club

Check it out! Retired OBT Dancer and teaching artist Katarina Svetlova  recently had the opportunity to introduce Timber Players Eddie Johnston (left) and Futty Danso (right) to a different kind of fancy footwork at the sneak preview of our new Oregon Ballet Theatre “Beyond the Barre” ballet classes, launching at Oregon Athletic Club at Riverplace… Read More

Diane Syrcle and Candace Bouchard to perform at Equity Foundation Dinner

We are thrilled to announce that OBT Executive Director Diane Syrcle and Soloist Candace Bouchard will perform the hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing” at the Equity Foundation Dinner on Wednesday, June 29. The keynote speaker for the Equity Foundation’s annual event will be Bishop V. Gene Robertson, the first openly gay non-celibate priest… Read More