Meet the Dancers: Kate Oderkirk

Matt, our playbill editor from Skies America, interviewed one new dancer that will be featured in each of the holiday ballets.  Meet The Nutcracker‘s Kate Oderkirk! Photo: Renata Kosina Kate Oderkirk WORK AND PROGRESS By Matt Williams, Playbill Editor Fans of Oregon Ballet Theatre will get their first real look at company artist Kate Oderkirk… Read More

Daily Dance Break: Wheeldon Week “Carnival of the Animals”

Today we have Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals which he sets as a child’s dream of spending a night in the Museum of Natural History.  If you had to guess the order in which he created Polyphonia, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Carnival of the Animals which do you think came first and last… 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

Anne says “farewell pointe shoes, hello desk!”

Hi OBT Friends!  You haven’t previously heard much from me via the blog, but now that I’m spending less time in pointe shoes I’m looking forward to sharing a bit of my “behind the scenes” perspective.  As you may know, I recently retired from my performing career during our recent “Song and Dance” program.  My… Read More

The Life and times of Anne Mueller Part Five: “It Was like Being a Ninja”

OBT staff members Linda Besant and Claire Willett sat down with Principal Dancer Anne Mueller (who retires from the stage and transitions to our artistic staff in May) to interview her about her life and career. Over the next few days we’ll be sharing with you some of her stories and anecdotes – from her… Read More