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Gracie Moffitt, who attends Clackamas Community College, trains as part of company's advanced performers

Gracie Moffitt of Happy Valley will dance in the Portland Ballet show "Current/Classic" on May 13-14.

Moffitt, who attends Clackamas Community College, trains in the Portland Ballet's career track program, which prepares students for a professional career. She has been studying ballet for over a decade and has also trained at Oregon Ballet Theatre and the School of Philadelphia Ballet.COURTESY PHOTO: BLAINE TRUITT COVERT - Happy Valley resident Gracie Moffitt performed in The Portland Ballet's production of 'A Christmas Carol' last November. She will dance in 'Current/Classic' on May 13-14.

"Current/Classic" will feature a mixed-repertoire program of contemporary and classical pieces that showcase the academy's advanced company dancers. The bill includes August Bournonville's iconic "Napoli," the vibrant "Concerto in F" with music by George Gershwin, a new work titled "Q" by Nick Le-Jurica that pays tribute to the classics and the essence of ballet, and Oregon dance legend Dennis Spaight's passionate "Gloria."

Special guest performances by Shaun Keylock Company will feature works by notable Portland choreographers Josie Moseley and Gregg Bielemeier.

Ballet concerts

When: 7:30 p.m. on May 13-14

Where: Lincoln Performance Hall at Portland State University.

General admission: Tickets start at $15.

Information: theportlandballet.org or 503-452-8448.


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