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Naomi Rux performs 'Up Close' June 8-10 at 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland

You have the chance to see Oregon City resident Naomi Rux perform "Up Close" June 8-10.

The Portland Ballet's (TPB) "Up Close" program features two new works by choreographers with ties to TPB — faculty member Michelle Davis and alumna Caroline MacDonald — and two with ties to New York City Ballet: Philip Neal's "Grand Avenue Blues" and Christopher D'Amboise's "Pandora's Box."

RPHOTO BY: BLAINE TRUITT COVERT - Oregon City resident Naomi Rux will perform in Portland Ballet's 'Up Close,' which opens June 8.ux, 20, who has been dancing since she was 3, graduated from TPB's Career Track program last year and now is an apprentice at Ballet Idaho. She is one of nine TPB alumni returning to perform in this production.

A graduate of Oregon City's Alliance Charter Academy, Rux was invited on scholarship to summer programs at the Harid Conservatory and Boca Ballet Theatre. She attended a summer program at Ballet West, where she was asked to be a trainee and had the opportunity to perform alongside many great stars of ballet in Youth America Grand Prix's "Night of Shining Stars" gala.

"Up Close" will be performed in TPB's intimate studio theater, 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland, with only 80 seats available per show. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $10 at theportlandballet.org or 503-750-3157.

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