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Local students will hit the stage at Portland State University in May for a production of The Portland Ballet.

COURTESY PHOTO: TPB - Annika Fougli, an 11th-grader at Portland Community College.The Portland Ballet presents "Current/Classic" in May, with a mixed-repertoire program of contemporary and classical pieces that showcase the academy's advanced company dancers.

The bill includes Balanchine's iconic "Serenade," along with "Swan Lake Act II" and Tom Gold's "Festival Russe," among others.

Several local dancers from the Washington County area will take part. They include:

COURTESY PHOTO: TPB - Elysée Donaghy, a ninth-grader at Oregon Connections Academy.

Beaverton:

Colette Berset-Price, a ninth-grader at the International School of Beaverton, is in her first year with the company. She has attended summer programs at Joffrey School of Ballet and Sultanov Russian Academy.

Lydia Butler, a ninth-grader at Sheridan AllPrep Academy, is in her third year with the company. She has attended summer programs at School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, The Portland Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Alexa Campbell, a ninth-grader at Beaverton Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, is in her eighth year with the company. She has attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre, BodyVox and The Portland Ballet.

Elysée Donaghy, a ninth-grader at Oregon Connections Academy, is in her second year with the company. She has attended summer programs at Ballet Arts Academy, The Dallas Conservatory and The Portland Ballet.

Rhiannon Elliott, a 10th-grader at Summit Learning Charter, is in her second year with the company. She has attended summer programs at Joffrey West LA and The Portland Ballet.

Annika Fougli, an 11th-grader at Portland Community College, is in her third year with the company. She has attended summer programs at The Portland Ballet, School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre.

Isaac Jacobwitz, a ninth-grader at Wilson High School, is in his fifth year with the company. He has attended summer programs there.

Annika McFeely is in her first year with the company. She has attended summer programs at Olympic Ballet Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy and The Portland Ballet.

Ana Mesquit, a ninth-grader at Trinity Academy, is in her fourth year with the company. She has attended summer programs there.

Camille Mesquit, a ninth-grader at Trinity Academy, is in her fourth year with the company. She has attended summer programs there.

Georgia Sabbe, a ninth-grader at St. Mary's Academy, is in her first year with the company. She has attended summer programs at School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre and Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy.

Sydney Thompson, a ninth-grader at Southridge High School, is in her third year with the company. She has attended summer programs at The Portland Ballet, Classical Ballet Academy and Portland Festival Ballet.

Jane Warren, a ninth-grader at St. Mary's Academy, is in her third year with the company. She has attended summer programs there.

Rebekah Wolfson Kilayko, an eighth-grader at Highland Park Middle School, is in her fourth year with the company. She has attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre and Portland Youth Ballet.

COURTESY PHOTO: TPB - Alexa Campbell, a ninth-grader at Beaverton Arts and Communication Magnet Academy

Tualatin:

Sarah Rinderknecht, a 12th-grader at PCC Early College Program, is in her third year with the company. She has attended summer programs at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Classical Ballet Academy, Ballet Met and The Dallas Conservatory.

Grace Noelle is in her third year with the company. She has attended summer programs at The Portland Ballet, School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and Portland Festival Ballet.

The show has a runtime of 112 minutes, and includes two intermissions. For more information: theportlandballet.org or 503-750-3157. Discounts are available.

The Portland Ballet was founded in 2001. Artistic Director Nancy Davis and Executive Director Jim Lane trained at the School of American Ballet and had professional careers in companies throughout the United States. After retiring as principal dancers of the Los Angeles Ballet — where their partnership onstage led to a marriage and family off the stage — they moved to Portland and founded the company.

The Show

Curtains raise at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, in the Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., Portland.

Tickets start at $10.


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