Principal Dancers

Xuan Cheng

Sponsored by Melissa & Gary Hanifan

Peter Franc

Sponsored by Elizabeth & Thomas Gewecke

Chauncey Parsons

Sponsored by The Balletomanes

Brian Simcoe

Sponsored by Artslandia & The Brian Simcoe Fan Club


Eva Burton

Sponsored by
Kathleen & Benoit de Montlebert

Martina Chavez

Sponsored by
The Crumpacker Family

Company Artists

Thomas Baker

Sponsored by
Jack Blumberg

Adam Hartley

Sponsored by
Sharon & Adam Mirarchi

Makino Hayashi

Sponsored by
Karen & Mike Weddle

Christopher Kaiser

Sponsored by
Bill Dickey

Jessica Lind

Sponsored by
Jessica’s List

Katherine Monogue

Sponsored by
Alan Garcia & Lyn Reynolds Garcia

Kimberly Nobriga

Sponsored by
Charles W. Webb, DO

Emily Parker

Sponsored by
Dean Richardson

Colby Parsons

Sponsored by
Luwayne Sammons & Family

Avery Reiners

Sponsored by
Charlie Jones & Marc Weaver

Paige Wilkey

Sponsored by


The Oregon Ballet Theatre Apprentice Program is for young dancers of outstanding ability who wish to further develop their skills in pursuit of a professional career in ballet.

Apprentices take company class every day along with school classes as determined by the Artistic Director. Apprentices perform and tour with the professional company, receive a weekly stipend, pointe shoes and per diem and hotel for performances outside the Portland area.

OBT apprentices have gone on to dance with almost every major company in the United States. It is important to note that 8 current company members were former company apprentices with Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Hannah Davis

Sponsored by
Marilyn L. Rudin, MD &
Richard S. Testut, Jr.

Abigail Diedrich

Sponsored by

Alexa Domenden

Sponsored by
Nancy Locke &
Don Harris

Theodore Watler

Sponsored by
Sandy &
Stephen Holmes

Andrew Wingert

Sponsored by
Dan & Don


Header photo by James McGrew | Photos by Yi Yin, Blaine Truitt Covert, and Kate Kerns