Portland visitors will find many opportunities to enjoy the grace and athleticism of professional dancers. Dance performances are available at venues large and small around the city. Your choices range from traditional ballet to experimental dance, from local companies to those that come from around the world.
The Oregon Ballet Theatre performs five productions each season that include George Balanchine ballets as well as new works. Their annual production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker has become a Portland holiday tradition. The Oregon Ballet Theatre performs at the Keller Auditorium and the Newmark Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online, at the OBT Box Office at 818 SE Sixth Avenue, at the PCPA Box office at 1111 SW Broadway.
The White Bird season runs from September through May, bringing dance of all kinds to different Portland venues. Their mission includes "bringing the best Portland-based, regional, national, and international dance companies to Portland, Oregon." Subscription and single tickets are available online, at the PCPA Box office at 1111 SW Broadway.
More Dance Performances in Portland
- Northwest Dance Project: This cutting-edge contemporary dance company, based in Portland, performs at several local venues as well at on tour.
- BodyVox: Performing at their own venue, the BodyVox Dance Center, BodyVox tells stories with the human body.
- Conduit Dance: Conduit Dance students, training for careers in dance, stage contemporary dance performances a few times each year.