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Village Love: Tracy Bonham is Back Home in Eugene with a Fresh Perspective and Sound

Eugene Weekly
April 4, 2024

Alt-rock trailblazer and classically trained musician Tracy Bonham’s commercial success first came when she was 27, when the track “Mother Mother” erupted and topped the Modern-Rock Billboard charts in 1996…. Read More

Dance Preview: Eugene Ballet’s ‘Portrait in Glass’ and ‘Gatsby’

Oregon ArtsWatch
February 6, 2024

This weekend two classic works of 20th century American literature come to life in the form of 21st century ballet. Eugene Ballet begins the second half of its 2023-2024 dance season with two dance performances both inspired by masterpieces of American literature… Read More

Clara, A Prince, A Fairy And The Mouse King — Take A Bow

Eugene Weekly
December 21, 2023

The storyline and characters are well known. There is the “Party Scene,” “The Transformation,” “The Battle Scene” and the “Snow Scene.” And that’s just Act I… Read More

Preview: Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Oregon ArtsWatch
December 16, 2023

Every year, the holiday classic provides aspiring young dancers from the Willamette Valley to Alaska with their first experience of the world of professional ballet…. Read More

Preview: A dazzling, icy adventure, ‘The Snow Queen’ returns to Eugene Ballet

Oregon ArtsWatch
October 20, 2023

Eugene Ballet opens its fall season with a revival of artistic director Toni Pimble’s Snow Queen at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, October 27-29. The company premiered the popular ballet adventure… Read More

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Review: Joffrey Ballet Celebrates Life in Dance with the Arpino Chicago Centennial Celebration

Third Coast Review
September 27, 2023

The Joffrey Ballet took up residence in Chicago in 1996. After nearly four decades in New York and the death of Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino, his partner in life and in dance… Read More

Arts Institutions in our Community: The Curtain is Up, But Challenges Remain

August 18, 2023

On this edition of Oregon On The Record, we talked with leaders at some of our most prominent performance organizations, the Eugene Ballet, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Eugene Symphony and hear how they are recovering after enduring the existential crisis of the Pandemic… Read More

‘The Little Mermaid’: Bringing the Sea to Stage

Oregon ArtsWatch
May 16, 2023

The captivating magic of Danish author Hans Christan Anderson’s tale of “The Little Mermaid” is alive and well… Read More

Preview: Eugene Ballet poised to present 'BOLD: Beyond Our Love of Dance'

Oregon ArtsWatch
April 3, 2023

A meandering adventure through an array of moods, music, and scenarios, Eugene Ballet’s upcoming production, “BOLD: Beyond Our Love of Dance,” is a daring exploration of movement styles in dance… Read More

The classic 'Petrushka' ballet re-imagined comes to Eugene

The Register-Guard
February 9, 2023

Dancers with the Eugene Ballet rehearsed Wednesday for their world premiere of Petrushka at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene… Read More

Aspirants and educators: Orchestra Next’s decade of dance music

Oregon ArtsWatch
December 20, 2022

A decade ago, Brian McWhorter’s kids were reaching the age when it was time to introduce them to that essential childhood ritual, The NutcrackerRead More

‘Synonymous with the holidays:’ Eugene Ballet brings magic to ‘The Nutcracker’

The Register-Guard
December 17, 2022

The iconic sounds of Tchaikovsky fill the Hult Center as dancers from Eugene Ballet Co. prepare for another year of mischievous mice and dancing sparkling snowflakes in the company’s production of “The Nutcracker”… Read More

Making Space: How Dance Businesses Are Creating Their Own Arts Hubs

December 7, 2022

For many years, Eugene Ballet was nomadic, bouncing between studios and office spaces throughout the small Oregon city and beyond… Read More

Eugene Ballet gives a Shakespeare classic a feminist twist

Oregon ArtsWatch
May 9, 2022

Some people find The Taming of the Shrew to be one of Shakespeare’s most compelling comedies. Others find it sexist, or at least offensive in the way it depicts women and how they should behave… Read More

Heaven and Earth

Eugene Weekly
April 14, 2022

It took two years of moving Heaven and Earth through the tangled mess of rescheduling brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Eugene Ballet will finally land on stage this weekend with two performances of Heaven and EarthRead More

Eugene Ballet moves Heaven and Earth

Oregon ArtsWatch
April 11, 2022

Headlining the final performance of Eugene Ballet Company’s 41st season in 2020 was to be the world premiere of Heaven and Earth, an original work choreographed by EBC’s Suzanne Haag, set to a powerful and passionate score for percussion by internationally renowned musician/composer Pius Cheung and performed by OrchestraNext’s percussion ensemble… Read More

Celebrating new visionaries of dance

Oregon ArtsWatch
February 8, 2022

A young ballerina, yearning to be a choreographer, has had few female role models to look up to for hope and inspiration… Read More

Eugene Ballet gives fresh take on holiday 'Nutcracker' at Hult Center

The Register-Guard
December 17, 2021

The Eugene Ballet company returns to the stage with its seasonal run of “The Nutcracker” at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts… Read More

Eugene Ballet: The Nutcracker

Eugene Weekly
December 16, 2021

Enraptured ballerinas-to-be, along with their adult handlers, will flock to Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center starting Dec. 17 for the seven-performance run of Eugene Ballet: The NutcrackerRead More

Eugene Ballet returns with full production of 'Cinderella' at the Hult Center

The Register-Guard
November 5, 2021

After years of twists and turns — the bad kind — the Eugene Ballet is finally set to debut “Cinderella” this weekend, making a triumphant return of big-production drama, glam and, of course, many spins and pirouettes — the good kind… Read More

Back in Character

Eugene Weekly
November 4, 2021

Mark Tucker lingers in the air for a moment after launching into the first jump in his solo as Prince Charming… Read More

Realizing the Impossible Dream: Eugene’s Midtown Arts Center

Oregon ArtsWatch
September 22, 2021

Curious neighbors watched as bulldozers quickly leveled two aging buildings and a paved parking lot following the groundbreaking ceremony on May 10, 2018 for a multi-million dollar, seven story,128,000 square foot mixed use building designed to house Eugene’s Midtown Arts Center and a 40-unit luxury condo complex known as The MidtownRead More

Mixed-use marvel: Eugene's new Midtown Arts Center a marriage of public arts and private development

The Register-Guard
August 9, 2021

The Midtown Arts Center, at 16th Avenue and Pearl Street, is open and functional. The seven-story mixed-use structure, called The Midtown, opened at the beginning of the year… Read More

CAFE 541: Beings of Eugene: Sara Stockwell — professional dancer and foodie

The Register-Guard
August 28, 2020

Sara Stockwell, 27, was born in “Rochester, Minnesooota! Oh yeah, you betcha,” she said with a smile. Her dance training lead her to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in Canada and Ellison Ballet in New York City. She moved to Eugene in 2011 to dance with the Eugene Ballet CompanyRead More

Eugene Ballet’s Toni Pimble receives Governor’s Arts Award

The Register-Guard
August 3, 2020

Eugene Ballet’s founding artistic director Toni Pimble was among four artists and one organization Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday as winners of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards… Read More

Realizing the Impossible Dream: Eugene’s Midtown Arts Center

Oregon ArtsWatch
February 3, 2020

The Eugene Ballet Company continues its 41st season on February 8 and 9 with a revival of Alice In Wonderland, last performed in 2010, and the introduction of an exciting new work, The Large Rock and The Little YewRead More

Toni Pimble's patterns part of Eugene Ballet's vision

The Register-Guard
January 24, 2020

Not only does artistic director Toni Pimble oversee all aspects of the Eugene Ballet, she also puts her own hands to work to assemble performances… Read More

Eugene's unique loan program sustains municipal art

The Register-Guard
November 13, 2019

Thanks to local support, world-class dance will remain healthy and kicking in Eugene. Art Loan, bridge loan financing from the city of Eugene and the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, will support two of Eugene Ballet’s 2019-20 season productionsRead More

Path began with love of arts

The Register-Guard
November 15, 2019

From the time Toni Pimble was 8 years old, ballet has been her life. As a child Pimble, now the art director of Eugene Ballet, grew up in Camberley in Surry, England, near London and developed a love of music from her parents, who enjoyed playing classical music… Read More

CAFE 541: The pointe of family

The Register-Guard
October 24, 2019

Dancing the lead dual role of Odette and Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is one of the most difficult, challenging and coveted roles for a ballerina… Read More

Suzanne Haag plays with fire

Oregon ArtsWatch
April 1, 2019

On a recent flight home to Eugene, former Eugene Ballet dancer Suzanne Haag struck up a casual conversation with the man seated next to her… Read More

Eugene Ballet to the Rescue

Eugene Weekly
January 17, 2019

Eugene Ballet Company recently stepped up to rescue a small northern California ballet company’s annual production of The Nutcracker, which was canceled after last year’s lethal Camp Fire…. Read More

40 years on pointe

The Register-Guard
September 12, 2018

When Choreographer Suzanne Haag brings her rendition of “The Firebird” to Eugene Ballet audiences in April, it won’t be the first time it’s been performed by the ballet… Read More

Eugene Ballet preview: dance of the mountain king

Oregon ArtsWatch
April 8, 2018

When Eugene Ballet artistic director Toni Pimble decided to stage Peer Gynt, she faced a daunting challenge: transforming poetry into dance… Read More

“Great Gatsby” at Eugene Ballet Company, April 10, 2016

Eugene Weekly
April 11, 2016

Eugene audiences were treated to two world premieres yesterday, as the Eugene Ballet Company presented Suzanne Haag’s Look and Toni Pimble’s The Great Gatsby... Read More

Eugene Ballet takes trip back to extravagant ’20s

The Register-Guard
April 7, 2016

It’s a trip back to the extravagant 1920s when the Eugene Ballet Company presents the world premiere of Artistic Director Toni Pimble’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ on Saturday with a second performance on Sunday…. Read More

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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