Portland, April 19th. Oregon Ballet Theatre supporters and dancers waltzed into the RingSide Fish House to celebrate the launch of the company’s newest production: Chromatic Quartet.  (Photo Credit, Lars C. Larsen) Portland Playhouse actor Damian Thompson, OBT Trustee Neville Wellman and Principal Dancer Xuan Cheng enjoyed the party. Chromatic Quartet is at the Newmark Theatre through April 28th.
 
Apprentices Thomas Baker, Jordan Kindell, Company Artists Olga Krochik, Michael Breeden, Martina Chavez, Brent Slack-Wolfe and Ashley Dawn

Apprentices Thomas Baker, Jordan Kindell, Company Artists Olga Krochik, Michael Breeden, Martina Chavez, Brent Slack-Wolfe and Ashley Dawn

 
 
Soloist Lucas Threefoot and Joann Van Ness Menashe

Soloist Lucas Threefoot and Joann Van Ness Menashe

 
Principal Dancer Alison Roper, Music Director and Conductor Niel DePonte and The Lost Dance composer Owen Belton

Principal Dancer Alison Roper, Music Director and Conductor Niel DePonte and The Lost Dance composer Owen Belton

  
Company Artist Grace Shibley with Susie and Dennis Ott

Company Artist Grace Shibley with Susie and Dennis OttGuests mingle at the opening night after party for OBT’s Chromatic Quartet program

 
 
Soloist Lucas Threefoot, Susie Ott, Dennis Ott, Principal Dancer Brett Bauer, OBT Trustees Cheri Cooley-Hick and Ken Hick

Soloist Lucas Threefoot, Susie Ott, Dennis Ott, Principal Dancer Brett Bauer, OBT Trustees Cheri Cooley-Hick and Ken Hick

 
Composer for The Lost Dance, Owen Belton, and NW Dance Project Artistic Director Sarah Slipper at the opening night

Composer for The Lost Dance, Owen Belton, and NW Dance Project Artistic Director Sarah Slipper at the opening night

 
OBT Music Director and Conductor Niel DePonte, Executive Director Diane Syrcle and Artistic Director Christopher Stowell

OBT Music Director and Conductor Niel DePonte, Executive Director Diane Syrcle and Artistic Director Christopher Stowell

 
Principal Dancer Haiyan Wu and Company Artist Martina Chavez

Principal Dancer Haiyan Wu and Company Artist Martina Chavez

 
Justin Englund, Heidi Koenigsmann, The Lost Dance costume designer Adam Arnold and Jared Best

Justin Englund, Heidi Koenigsmann, The Lost Dance costume designer Adam Arnold and Jared Best

 
Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller, Robert Trotman, Dan Bergsvik, Audience Development Manager Paul Stavish and Company Artist Martina Chavez

Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller, Robert Trotman, Dan Bergsvik, Audience Development Manager Paul Stavish and Company Artist Martina Chavez

 
Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller, Ruth Poindexter, Principal Dancer Brett Bauer, Gretchen Alley and Charles Poindexter

Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller, Ruth Poindexter, Principal Dancer Brett Bauer, Gretchen Alley and Charles Poindexter

 
Sandy Holmes, The Lost Dance choreographer Matjash Mrozewski and Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller (Left photo) and Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller and The Lost Dance costume designer Adam Arnold (on Right)

Sandy Holmes, The Lost Dance choreographer Matjash Mrozewski and Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller (Left photo) and Retired Principal Dancer and current Artistic Coordinator Anne Mueller and The Lost Dance costume designer Adam Arnold (on Right)

 
Principal Dancer Kathi Martuza (right) with OBT Trustee Virginia Sewell and Ivan Gold (center) and guests at the opening night after party for OBT’s Chromatic Quartet program

Principal Dancer Kathi Martuza (right) with OBT Trustee Virginia Sewell and Ivan Gold (center) and guests at the opening night after party for OBT’s Chromatic Quartet program

The next big performance for OBT is Dance United on June 9th.

The 2012/2013 OBT season has also been anounced and includes:

Body Beautiful

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Swan Lake

American Music Festival

Celebrating Balanchine

Ticket information at: http://www.obt.org/12-13/index.html

 

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