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Metro Dancers

40 Years of Excellence!

Our 2017-18 Senior Company











We are very fortunate to have Metro Dancers in residence at Portland Metro Arts!

Metro Dancers is a company of incredibly gifted and talented artists under the artistic direction of our executive director, Nancy Yeamans. Together they perform a full season of dance productions, including repertory concerts and showcases, and a major, full-length ballet each spring. Our 2018 ballet will be Coppelia a wonderfully exciting comic story of an eccentric inventor, the animated doll he creates and the havoc they cause in their small village. 

The company was formed in 1978 to be an avenue for advanced dancers to perform traditional ballets as well as modern, jazz, character, and contemporary pieces. The combination of rising pre-professionals performing alongside former professional dancers gives the company a unique and exuberant style and polish. Metro Dancers’ performances offer the opportunity to see choreography from seasoned local artists as well as students who are just beginning to produce dances.

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2017-18 Season

Dance Mosaic - 40th Anniversary
November 17-18, 2017
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Choreographers’ Showcase
January 20, 2018
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April 26-29, 2018
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Dance Mosaic

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, Metro Dancers presents three unique programs at
Portland Metro Arts Center, 9003 SE Stark on:
Friday, November 17th      7:00pm
Saturday, November 18th      2:00pm
Saturday, November 18th      6:00pm

Dance Mosaic will be presented in three, completely different, concert programs which include works from across our 40-year history.   Following the Saturday evening performance will be a 40 Years of Excellence Dinner Celebration.  Proceeds from the concerts and celebration dinner will go to supporting Metro Dancers into the future. 

Click below to order tickets to the performances and the celebration.  Order now for an exciting weekend of dynamic dance and re-connecting with friends..

Metro Dancers alumni have gone on to perform professionally with Alvin Ailey, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dance for Change, Grand Rapids Ballet, Julliard, Los Angeles Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pink Hair Affair, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, Sacramento Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and numerous other companies. Many others have become choreographers, artistic directors and dance educators, continuing the legacy of Metro Dancers.

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Choreographers’ Showcase

January 20 ,2018
7 PM

This informal concert presents the work of choreographers who are just beginning to produce dances alongside experienced choreographers with works in progress.  Following the concert join us for a potluck dessert and video replay of the concert.  If you are a choreographer that would like to present a work, please contact Nancy Yeamans at 503-408-0604 or email

Admission Free/Donations Appreciated



April 26-29, 2018


See this wonderfully exciting comic story of an eccentric inventor, the animated doll he creates and the havoc they cause in their small village.  Music, costumes, sets and the dancers’ skill combine to make this a performance event you will not want to miss.

Performed at:
Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97216

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Raise a Glass to a Happy Ending!
Join us at Briggita's Garten for some hearty snacks and refreshments. Toast the happy ending to this comic tale and meet some of the fun characters from the Ballet. What a wonderful way for everyone to finish their afternoon of fun.