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Portland Metro Arts

Metro Dancers

42 Years of Excellence
and Counting!!

Our 2018-19 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 2019 ballet will be Les Ruses d'Amour, a wonderfully exciting comic story of an arranged marriage and the lengths that the prospective bride, groom, friends and servants go through to be able to marry their one true love.

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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Insider Information

2019-20 Season

Dance Mosaic
November 23, 2019
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Choreographers’ Showcase
February 1, 2020
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Alice In Wonderland
May 14-17, 2020
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Audition Information


Dance Mosaic 2019

Portland Metro Arts Center, 9003 SE Stark on:
Saturday, November 23rd     3:00pm and 7:00pm

Dance Mosaic will present a wide range of works from classical to modern. Guest companies will be joining Metro Dancers for a dynamic day of dance.


PMA Annual Italian Dinner
Saturday, November 23rd    4:30-6:00

HS/Adult $10.00   Grades 1-8 $5.00  Age 3-5 2.50


Metro Dancers dinnerAndiamo! It's time for our Annual Italian Dinner. Not only is this an eveningof fine food it is also our major fall fundraising event.  Feed your whole family and support PMA at the same time. This dinner is a fun event for all, whether or not you are able to attend Dance Mosaic.  For those attending Dance Mosaic, this meal is a very informal setting that provides an easy way for performers, audience, families and friends to share a little social time and eat in an unhurried setting, between the Matinee and the Evening performances.  Although tickets will be available at the door, it helps us tremendously if you purchase your tickets in advance.  Please invite everyone you know to come and enjoy the food and help us make this the most successful fundraiser of the year.  See you there.  Reserve your tickets now!

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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

February 1, 2020
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


Alice in Wonderland
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May 14th -17th, 2020

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

Public Performances are Saturday, May 16, 202 and Sunday May 17, 2020
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School performances are Thursday May 14, 2020 and Friday May 15, 2020
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Stages of Life
Shorinji Kempo
McKinney School of Highland Dance
Sally Mack School of Dance
Montavilla Jazzfest