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Bridging town and gown through dance

Bridging town and gown through dance By Gary Ferrington There has often been a social and cultural distance between an institution of higher education and the city that surrounds it. This detachment between town and gown dates back to the European Middle Ages when academic and non-academic worlds often eyed each other with some sense…

A Graceful Transition

A Graceful Transition Where others have stumbled, Eugene Ballet takes a lighter approach to the challenge of succession By Bob Keefer   Four decades ago, Toni Pimble came to Eugene with her then-husband, Riley Grannan, to start a ballet company. It was the 1970s, a time when Eugene was full of hope and aspiration. Lifemagazine had…

Love Hurts

Love Hurts EBC and Orchestra Next collaborate on a first-rate Romeo & Juliet By Rachael Carnes As a little kid in the ’70s, I wore a groove in my parent’s vinyl record of Leonard Bernstein conducting and narrating the New York Philharmonic in Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. “That’s a duck made of music!” I…

‘Romeo & Juliet’: Eugene Ballet moves to a flaming score

‘Romeo & Juliet’: Eugene Ballet moves to a flaming score By Matthew Denis The Eugene Ballet’s interpretation of “Romeo & Juliet” may not include Shakespeare’s quintessential wordplay, but there are real-life sword fights aplenty. Artistic Director Toni Pimble brought on Master Fencer William Hulings to train dancers in sword work. “They do appear to be…

Magic is in the details for Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

Magic is in the details for Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ The holiday classic runs Friday through Sunday at the Hult Center By Emily Goodykoontz Eugene Ballet has traded in its horse-drawn sleigh for a hot air balloon and pirouetting snowflakes for skating ballerinas in its current iteration of the Christmas classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” These are…

Stitches in Time

STITCHES IN TIME THE FASHION ARTISTRY OF JONNA HAYDEN By Mikael Krummel | Published December 2018 Jonna Hayden designs and builds costumes—incredible costumes! Her costumes aren’t the ones you might find at Halloween parties or those you might see at special social events. Hayden does have an affinity for science fiction and fantasy fashion, including…


Swan Lake Rehearsals

We’re working hard to perfect our upcoming production of Swan Lake! Here’s a sneak peek of rehearsals from yesterday, October 7. Learn more:

We Train To Dance

Where is the line drawn between sports and the arts? Between stadiums and performance halls? Between conditioning for a game and practice for a show? And what measures an athlete? Is it strength? Is it precision? Pushing through fatigue, injury, failure… Wherever the line is drawn, we will cross it. #WeTrainToDance Read more on our…

Why Ballet?

Why ballet? We feel that ballet has something for everyone. That it speaks in many languages and tells stories in vibrant color, bright lights, and powerful music. Ballet can simultaneously help us escape and lure us in. Either way, it’s an experience like no other.

Principal Dancer Danielle Tolmie Discusses Dancing the Role of Juliet

Principal Dancer Danielle Tolmie discusses what she’s looking forward to as she rehearses to dance the role of Juliet. Video by Katherine Williams

Dancers of Eugene Ballet: Yamil Maldonado

Check out this short clip of Eugene Ballet Company Dancer Yamil Maldonado and learn more about this talented dancer! Read Yamil’s full bio:… Follow Yamil on Instagram at Video by Colton West Photography

Eugene Ballet Turns 40

As we prepare for our 40th Anniversary Season we’re thrilled to give you a glimpse into the many movements that have brought us here. We’re honored to be a part of the communities we perform in and we look forward to continuing our vision to nurture the love of dance.

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