Michelle Manzanales is the rare dance artist with multiple talents in her field— and yet she almost followed a different path. We wanted to know how her multifaceted perspective influenced the creation of Mirror, Mirror, her world premiere for OBT, which casts an eye on our lives’ priorities, complexities, and the exquisiteness of dancers. What… Read More
The Oregon Ballet Theatre family was deeply grieved to learn of the passing of John Van Buren in January. — Linda Besant
Asked why he wanted OBT to perform Danielle Rowe’s Dreamland, artistic director Peter Franc refers to the time he and Rowe shared as dancers with Houston Ballet. “Dani always brought meaningful nuance and detail to all her movement, no matter the style. As I followed her choreographic journey over the years, it was clear that… Read More
Sunday, January 16: Rehearsals start in two days, but Lisa Kipp is not sure what’s going to happen. For Lisa, OBT rehearsal director since 2004, this kind of uncertainty is extremely unusual. To compensate, she’s doubled down on what she can control by making not just a Plan B, but C and D, too. “Right… Read More
Oregon Ballet Theatre School teacher, Phillip Carman (1944-2021) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of OBT School teacher Phillip Carman, who succumbed to cancer on December 10, 2021, surrounded by family and friends.