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Perfomance Division

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 PDs



This is Ella's twelfth year at ECB, and her second as a PD. Some of her favorite roles include Snowflake and Ballerina Doll in Wade Walthall's The Nutcracker, as well as Charmaine Butcher's A Crowd of Expectations. She's looking forward to preforming as Spanish Lead and Dew Drop this season. She enjoys old movies, knitting, pottery, and is a part of her school's leadership program.



Emma Hamell has been dancing for twelve years. This is her sixth season with Evergreen City Ballet and her second as a Performance Division dancer. 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 Giselle. Emma has attended summer intensives at ECB, Oregon Ballet Theatre, State Street Ballet, and Adage Ballet Studio. She is a senior at Auburn Mountainview and a part-time running start student. She is also a part of her school's sports medicine program. 



Margot Wallace has been dancing for fourteen years, all with Evergreen City Ballet. This is her second year in the Performance Division. Her favorite roles include Jojo in Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, and Marzipan Lead in Wade Walthall's The Nutcracker. Within the last five years, she has attended summer intensives at Evergreen City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Boston Ballet. She finds math and science, specifically biology, truly fascinating and would like to go into the medical field in the future to help young children with juvenile arthritis



Olivia Larimer has been dancing for fourteen seasons. This is her twelfth with Evergreen City Ballet, and her second as a PD. Her favorite roles so far have been Dew Drop in Wade Walthall's The Nutcracker and one of the 4 Little Swans from Swan Lake. Along with ballet, she really loves contemporary dance and improvisation. Outside of dance, she's reading, in clubs, and focusing on humanities in school. 

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