Evergreen City Ballet's Performance Division (PD) is open to advanced students by invitation only. This rewarding opportunity guides students to further develop their technique and artistry through a rigorous training schedule and performance opportunities year-round. Student placement is required for this pre-professional program.
Performance Division students receive mentorship from the Artistic Director. They are also given the opportunity to study choreography and how to produce a show through ELEVATE, our student choreography showcase.
Many Performance Division dancers and alumni have gone on to successful professional careers dancing with San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and on Broadway.
Whether they are pursuing a career in dance or not, each student is expected to cultivate excellence, good work ethic, professionalism, and other life skills needed to build a successful life in dance and beyond.
Meet our 2022/2023 PDs
Ella has been dancing with Evergreen City Ballet for 11 years. This is her first year as a PD. Some of her favorite roles include Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Ballerina Doll in Nutcracker, as well as Charmaine Butcher's A Crowd of Expectations. She has attended summer intensives at ECB, Oregon Ballet Theatre and will attend Boston Ballet's summer program in 2023. She is a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School and enjoys crochet, painting, pottery, and is part of her school's leadership program.
Emma has been dancing for 11 years. This is her fifth season with Evergreen City Ballet and her first as a PD. Her favorite roles include Russian Lead and Snow Queen in Nutcracker. She also enjoyed performing Four Little Swans from Swan Lake and learning the Peasant Pas de Deux from Gissele. Emma attended summer intensives at ECB and Oregon Ballet Theatre and will attend State Street Ballet Santa Barabara's summer program this year. She is a junior at Auburn Mountainview and a part-time running start student. She is also a part of her school's sports medicine program.
Margot has been dancing for 13 years, all with Evergreen City Ballet. This is her first year as a PD. Her favorite roles include JoJo in Fancy Nancy, and Marzipan Lead in Nutcracker. She attended summer intensives at ECB, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet and will attend Boston Ballet's SI this summer. She is a sophomore at Kentwood High School and is very interested in science and math and would like to go into the medical field in the future.
This is Olivia’s 11th season with Evergreen City Ballet and her first year as a PD dancer. Olivia's favorite roles to perform are Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker and one of the Four Little Swans from Swan Lake. Along with ballet, Olivia really loves contemporary and improvisation. Olivia has attended Summer Intensives at ECB, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and will attend Boston Ballet's summer program in 2023. She is a sophomore at Kentridge High School and a member of Girls Honor Society and GSA.
Truc-Vy has been dancing for 13 years, eleven of those with Evergreen City Ballet. This is her second year as a PD and her first time choreographing for ELEVATE. Truc-Vy's favorite roles include Arabian Lead, Marzipan Corp and Snow Corp in Nutcracker. Truc-Vy enjoyed showcasing her creativity in this year's ELEVATE, dancing her final Nutcracker in December, and is looking forward to performing in Hensel & Gretel this Spring. A senior, Truc-Vy will graduate in June and will major in Bio/Neuroscience and minor in Dance at NYU in Fall 2023.