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After eight years, Oregon Ballet Academy’s tuition-free boys program helps alter the industry
Nathan Rowell and Connor Davidson. Photos by Todd Cooper.
Nathan Rowell and Connor Davidson. Photos by Todd Cooper.

Eugene’s burlesque and variety troupes give the tradition a modern and silly spin
Jennifer Brom of the Trudy Bauchery variety show. Photography by Claire Flint ©2012. www.papermooneugene.com
Jennifer Brom of the Trudy Bauchery variety show. Photography by Claire Flint ©2012. www.papermooneugene.com

Alito Alessi has been shaping the dance world for more than a quarter century
DanceAbility artistic director Alito Alessi with dance partner Karen Daly.
DanceAbility artistic director Alito Alessi with dance partner Karen Nelson.

Forget intensive care — this male hip-hop group will keep hearts beating
All That! Dance Company’s all-male hip-hop dance troupe has competed across the country
All That! Dance Company’s all-male hip-hop dance troupe has competed across the country

Local octogenarian Betty Waterhouse sweeps the Emerald Ball ballroom
Edward Staver and ‘The Bettina’ practice at StaverDanceSport. Photo by Todd Cooper.

Harmonic Laboratory brings a dazzling avant garde show to the Hult
Hanna Bulkley, Brad Garner, Sarah Ebert and Jill Breckenridge rehearse for Four Corners.
Hanna Bulkley, Brad Garner, Sarah Ebert and Jill Breckenridge rehearse for Four Corners.

U.S. State Department selects DanceAbility teachers to share their method abroad
Alito Alessi and Karen Daly leave for Asia on April 18. Photo by Myray Reames.
Alito Alessi and Karen Daly leave for Asia on April 18. Photo by Myray Reames.

Gardel’s Line heats up the Wildish Theatre with the sultry Argentine tango
Bruce Lundy and Kim Donahey

The Work Dance Company creates a world of hip-hop wonder at the Hult Center
The Work Dance Company performs “Gagaland” from Wonderland.
The Work Dance Company performs “Gagaland” from Wonderland.