The Portland Ballet Youth Company to present Spring Concert
Lake Oswego High School senior Ruby King is among the dancers who will perform June 13-14 when The Portland Ballets Youth Company presents its Spring Concert at The Portland Ballet Studios.
The studios are located at 6250 SW Capitol Highway, in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Portland.
The mixed-repertory performance will feature works from contemporary choreographers Josie Moseley and Ann Mueller, a lively piece from George Balanchine and classics that form the artistic foundations of ballet.
The headlining piece is Michel Fokines lyrical turn-of-the-century ballet, Les Sylphides. King, who has danced since she was 7, will perform the role of one of the sylphs.
Its simply a matter of love and passion, and its one of the only ways I can express myself, she said when asked why she dances. Outside the studio Id consider myself a rather shy person, but as an artist, I live to tell stories without words. Ballet isnt just something I choose to do, its literally become part of my identity. Id be nothing without it! On a humorous note, many people at school identify me as the ballet girl who always wears high heels.
Fashion is another of Kings loves.
The program also includes Balanchines Tarantella, a solo by Devin Packard choreographed by The Portland Ballet teacher Josie Moseley, and excerpts from Napoli, an intricate folk ballet and the swashbuckling pirate classic, Le Corsaire.
Tickets to the Spring Concert are available online at theportlandballet.org for $15 each. Performances are at 7 p.m. on June 13 and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on June 14.
Led by Artistic Director Nancy Davis, The Portland Ballet nurtures young dancers from age 3 to 19.Add a comment