Northwest Dance Festival
Sponsored by the Lane County Cultural Coalition, the University of Oregon
School of Music and Dance and the Eugene Youth Ballet

Eugene Youth Ballet hosts its fourth annual master dance series event that brings together more than 100 dancers, choreographers, teachers and artistic directors from around the Northwest. The spectacular weekend event is a two day extravaganza supporting the common mission of youth education and offering educational and inspirational workshops, master classes and performances.

All classes are held at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Guest teachers include UO Dance faculty, Eugene Ballet Company principal dancers and artistic directors from the participating companies. All participants have an opportunity to perform in an evening showcase presentation at the Wildish Theater, followed by a gala reception.

This event is supported in part by funds from the Lane County Cultural Coalition.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Wildish Theater, Springfield, OR
$15 Adults /$13 Youth (10 and under)

Tickets are available at Eugene Ballet Academy and one hour prior to curtain at the Wildish Theater box office.



  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Mat Pilates


  • M.E.L.T. (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique)
  • Stretching
  • College Bound


  • Jennifer Martin, Eugene Ballet Company Ballet Mistress
  • Suzanne Haag, Eugene Ballet Company Dancer
  • Sarah Ebert, UO and Eugene Ballet Academy Modern Dance Faculty
  • Cynthia Garner, UO and Eugene Ballet Academy Jazz Dance Faculty
  • Pat Lombardi, UO Professor of Human Physiology
  • Eileen King, School Director, Unity
  • Shannon Hoell, LMT Massage Therapy
  • Walter Kennedy, UO Associate Professor of Dance
  • Sarah Pecht, Southern Utah University Graduate, BA in Dance
  • Petr Orlov, Eugene Ballet Company Dancer, Bolshoi Ballet Academy Alumnus

Email Sara Lombardi at sara@eugeneballetacademy.org or call 541-686-9342 x304.

Northwest Dance Festival Details

Class Offerings
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Mat Pilates

Nutrition, Stretching, M.E.L.T, College Bound



8:30–10:00 am      Ballet
10:15–11:15 am    Modern/Jazz
11:15–12:00 pm    Nutrition
12:00–12:45 pm    Bag Lunch, Everyone
1:15–3:00 pm       Tech at Theater, Group A
1:00–1:45 pm       Stretching, Group B
1:45–2:45 pm       M.E.L.T. Workshop, Group B
3:15–4:15 pm       M.E.L.T. Workshop, Group A
4:15–5:00 pm       Stretching, Group A
3:15–5:30 pm       Tech at Theater, Group B
6:00–6:30 pm       Warm Up at Theater
7:00 pm               Curtain
9:00 pm               Reception


9:00–10:30 am      Contemporary Ballet
10:45–11:45 am     Ballet Pointe
11:45–12:30 pm     Bag Lunch
12:30–1:30 pm      Class Option: Hip Hop or Mat Pilates
1:45–2:30 pm        Seminar: College Bound

Festival T-Shirts $15
We will take pre-orders to ensure we have the correct sizes and enough t-shirts to accommodate all. T-shirts are White or Pink V-Neck, short sleeve with the NWDF logo.

Tickets for Saturday Performance
Tickets are $13 for students and $15 for adults, and are available through the Eugene Ballet Academy office (541-686-9342 x304) and at the Wildish Theater Box Office one hour before curtain.



Annual Production

Annual Production: The Four Seasons
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts

The Eugene Ballet Academy presents The Four Seasons, a dance performance showcasing the entire student body, ages 3-20, in the end of year annual production. Choreographed and staged by Eugene Ballet Academy faculty, the program includes repertory and original works from classical, modern and jazz repertoire. This final production brings together the youngest and the most advanced student, which allows an inspiring presentation of the dedication, commitment and accomplishment of the students, staff and parents. Join us for an evening of dance that will provide education, inspiration and enjoyment for all ages. $15 adults / $13 children 12 and under.

Community Outreach Performances
The Eugene Youth Ballet is now scheduling community outreach performances. Groups interested in scheduling a visit by the EYB should call 541-686-9342 for more information.


Photography on this Site Courtesy of Ari Denison, Cliff Coles, Kent Peterson.

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