A Spellbinding Short Film Reveals the Magic Behind Every Oregon Ballet Theatre Performance

It takes a lot of pliés, push-ups, primping, and pulleys to make it all happen.

04/05/2016 By Fiona McCann


Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies


7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann


9 Shows and Stage Spectaculars to Make the Holidays Last All Month Long

Behold, our roundup of festive events to carry you through the jolly season.

11/23/2015 By Fiona McCann


OBT Ballet Dancers To Jeté to Denmark

Six lucky dancers from the Oregon Ballet Theatre are Copenhagen-bound for a week’s training at a prestigious European ballet school.

07/23/2015 By Fiona McCann


The OBT Dancer Who Ran Away to Join the Circus

Fabrice Lemire, artistic director of Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, returned to his roots recently at OBT in the run-up to the show’s May run in Portland.

04/28/2015 By Larisa Owechko


Men in Tutus, Energy, and Experimentation in Oregon Ballet's IMPACT

Tutus and traditions are given new treatments in Oregon Ballet’s high energy 25th anniversary show IMPACT.

04/20/2015 By Rene Bermudez


BalletBoyz, More than Just the Hot Boy Band of Dance

The British all-male ballet company dazzles Portland with inventive and graceful intensity. Thru Nov 12. Plus, 2-for-1 tickets!

11/12/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


How Oregon Ballet Theatre Pivoted from Near Bankruptcy to Full Flight

Two years ago, OBT almost closed its doors forever. Now it's launching an ambitious 25th anniversary season full of surprises (Pink Martini!). What happened?

09/26/2014 By Aaron Scott


Rachel Tess's Small World of Dance

The former Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer returns from performing around the world to preview a new work on a transportable set made by Opsis Architecture. Sept 6–7

08/01/2014 By Heather Wisner


Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Slide Show: Alison Roper, Dancing Queen

On the eve of her retirement, we take a look back at Oregon Ballet Theatre ballerina’s remarkable career.



Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 10–12

Interactive ballet, soulful psychedelia, and private dicks in trenchcoats liven up the local landscape.

05/09/2013 By John Chandler


Review: OBT's Swan Lake

OBT’s third showing of Stowell’s take on the 1895 classic marks principal dancer Yuka Iino’s final swan song. Thru Feb. 23

02/19/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

beyond the tutu

Interview+Slideshow: Adam Arnold on Designing for OBT’s Spring Show

The Portland fashion designer gives us a behind the scenes glimpse of the creative process for costuming a dance in OBT’s spring program, Chromatic Qua...

04/18/2012 By Aaron Scott


Raising the Barre

Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Ramona DeNies


Anne Mueller’s Ballet Memories

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Principal Dancer reminisces about some of her favorite experiences as she prepares to retire this weekend.

04/28/2011 By Anne Adams


Preview: NWDP

Northwest Dance Project set to present two new pieces.

03/17/2011 By Anne Adams


Stravinsky Slideshow

02/28/2011 By Anne Adams


Visions of Sugarplums, Part II

Portland Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker

12/28/2010 By Anne Adams With Nic Cavanaugh