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

Your Daily Dance Break: Yo Yo Ma and Lil Buck

It seems we are not the only ones creating a little classical/hip hop fusion. Check out this extraordinary video of famed cellist Yo Yo Ma collaborating with hip hop dance artist Lil Buck on a brief improvised performance piece. We present this in honor of our sister organization Portland Center Stage’s opening night performance of… Read More