The Progress Report

This has been a huge week! We’ve seen our Kickstarter goal met and have been witnessing the making of wonderful new works by local Portland choreographers. This weekend we sewed the work of six choreographers together to create a seamless whole and are working hard to create a dance experience very much unlike the traditional …

A Performance Experience

Welcome.  You are invited.. But you have always known that, haven’t you?  We’ve all belonged to a collective – beings capable of creating beauty out of darkness, growth out of destruction, and hope out of fear – gold from nothing.  Alchemy will be a unique dance show that takes place in Portland, OR.  We, the Alchemists hosting this …

Jeff George

Jeff George trained with Ballet Arts of Minnesota and Broadway Dance Center in New York. He performed on the east coast tour with Sesame Street Live and then moved on to traveling the world for the next six years performing on various Royal Caribbean and NCL Cruise ships. Jeff now lives in Portland dancing with BodyVox and …

Lindsey Matheis

Lindsey Matheis hails from North Carolina and is in her fourth season dancing for Northwest Dance Project.  She has trained at UNC School of the Arts, LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.  In January of this year, she directed her first show entitled ‘(a)merging’ – a dance show that showcased …

Patrick Kilbane

Patrick Kilbane is from Bainbridge Island, Washington. He began his dance training at age 14 and studied at San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and with Suzanne Farrell. Patrick served as an apprentice with Oregon Ballet Theatre for two seasons before joining Northwest Dance Project.  This is …

Christopher Peddecord

Former professional dancer, commissioned choreographer, freelance photographer, and budding filmmaker, Christopher Peddecord hails originally from California but finds home closer to Portland, OR. He previously trained with the Houston Ballet Academy before making his way to Salt Lake City where he danced at the University of Utah and eventually Repertory Dance Theatre. During his time …

Jocelyn Edelstein

Jocelyn is a dancer and filmmaker from Portland. She received her dance degree from Western Washington and studied at The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory in New York. Her choreography has appeared in ‘Tangled’ and ‘Hand Picked’ with Polaris Dance Theatre. Her upcoming documentary entitled ‘Believe the Beat’ following the incredible lives of Brazilian hip-hop dancers …

Rachel Slater

Rachel Slater is a Portland-based choreographer, dancer and producer. She holds a BFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of the Arts. Locally she has performed for Tracey Durbin, Tere Mathern, Éowyn Emerald and Kristine Anderson.  Her choreographic work has been commissioned and presented in Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Portland. What Rachel says …