-Choose up to 3 classes at your level
-Learn unique choreography in each class
-Share this choreography during auditions from 6:30-8:00pm in front of professional dance & theatre companies
PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend auditions as a dancer, you MUST attend the daytime classes to learn the choreography!
Open Level Classes
Frequently Asked Questions:
About the classes:
-All classes are open to the public, ages 16 and older.
-Participants can take up to 3 classes and are responsible for choosing their appropriate level.
-Classes are where auditioners will learn the choreography for the audition.
-Class participants are not required to audition....
-BUT, auditioners are required to attend at least one of the classes to learn choreography.
-You are not auditioning for a specific project. Auditors may be looking for dancers for a performance project, education company, training company or full company positions. They will be responsible for callbacks if they would like to see more.
-To audition you MUST email your headshot and resume to email@example.com before April 30, 2016.
-Each piece of choreography will be presented in small groups at the audition.
-The size of each group will depend on how many people would like to perform that specific style of choreography.
-Auditioners can perform up to 3 pieces of choreography if they go to 3 of the classes that day.
-No choreography other than choreography from the daytime classes is allowed to be presented.
-Auditors will receive an electronic list of auditioners including headshot and resume and number. **This is why it is important to register in advance!
-Auditors will be responsible for scheduling their own callbacks.
Open Level - Flamenco with Laura Onizuka
Int/Adv Level - Classical Ballet - Jasmin Trotter
Open Level - Theatrical Jazz - with Thorey Mountain
Int/Adv Level - Hip Hop - with Jeff George
Open Level - Physical Expression - with Noah Veil
Int/Adv Level - Contemporary - with Selina DiPronio and Raven Jones of WolfBird
Jamie’s love affair with movement started with her gymnastics training at the age of 10. Her background in gymnastics and affinity with Brazilian culture drew her to capoeira ,which introduced her to the folkloric movements of Brazil and Cuba. She has studied extensively with members of Racais Profundos in Havana Cuba, completed the Silvestre contemporary dance intensive in Salvador, Brazil and has studied movements of the African Diaspora with teachers throughout Brazil and the US. She was a dancer with the Brazilian and Cuban dance company Axé Didé in Portland OR for eight years, traveled with March Fourth! as dancer, acrobat, and capoeirista, and currently choreographs, performs, and is the tour director for Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater in Portland OR, where she also teaches dance and Pilates.
It all began at age four when Autumn began dance lessons at Westside Dance and Gymnastics Academy, later taking her first steps in teaching and choreographing. Her love of dance would take her around the globe teaching, choreographing, performing, learning cultural dances, and giving back to communities in over 23 countries through her project, A Step Around the World.
She has worked with companies, studios, and professionals such as Free Body Project (PDX), r:ad (PDX) Broadway Dance Center (NY), Sheila Barker (NY), Chio (NY), Jamie Jackson & Co. (NY), BEings Dance Company (NY), Good Morning America (NY) Pineapple Dance Studios (UK), Escuela D1 (PERU), The Young Americans (CA), Dancers Unlimited (HI/NY), The World Collaboration Project (HI/PDX/NY/CHINA) and many others. Autumn's endless desire to discover and celebrate all forms of dance keeps her inspired and she is looking forward to her future adventures in the world of movement with her involvement with upcoming project RAWDACITY.
Based in his hometown of Portland, Aaron Wheeler-Kay is a performer, teacher and director specializing in movement arts and ensemble theater. He has appeared in traditional theater projects, concert dance, and variety shows as well as theater/circus/dance hybrids such as the Do Jump! ensemble. Aaron teaches multiple expressive disciplines,and is currently the Creative Director of Echo Theater Company, a social-profit exploring the intersection of circus and movement arts, ensemble theater, and access for all.