Mission: The Portland Ballet is dedicated to providing the finest professional quality ballet instruction in an environment that is challenging, disciplined, rigorous, while at the same time safe, healthy, and nurturing. TPB also provides performance experience for pre-professional dancers and emerging choreographers and promotes ballet appreciation in the community through outreach and education.
Programs: Operation of the academy, provision of creative ballet, curriculum ballet, men's ballet and open ballet classes including performances showcasing the students performance skills.
Under the leadership of Nancy Davis and Jim Lane, each with Balanchine training and extensive, accomplished careers as ballet dancers, The Portland Ballet sets a high barre of excellence for its students. The young dancers respond well to this expectation of excellence, set in an environment that is disciplined yet caring and compassionate. TPB dancers are motivated by multiple opportunities each year to perform in professionally-produced, public productions. Inspired by the beauty and athleticism of ballet, they strive to do their best on stage. The habits learned in studio and on stage translate into achievement, confidence and a sense of community in every aspect of their lives.