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Featured Artist: Nomadic Theatre Co

by August 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.

We recently caught up with Michael O’Neill of Nomadic Theatre Co, a veteran Young Audiences ensemble of 11 years! Together with Sarah Liane Foster and Heather Pearl, Nomadic Theatre Co offers a residency in physical theater, movement and circus skills as well as three fast-paced, fun and educational performances. Looking for a performance for Women’s History month […]

Featured Artist: Subashini Ganesan

by June 9, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Teacher, dancer, maker-of-happenings and opportunities: Subashini Ganesan has the rare ability to juggle 100 projects without ever forgetting to smile, say hello, and ask how you are doing. As a teaching artist, Suba has worked with Young Audiences since 2010, presenting residencies on her own and performances through her company Natya Leela Academy. If you […]

Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

by February 3, 2015 » Add the first comment.

With decades of teaching and playing experience, the three artists who comprise the Oregon Trail Trio have plenty of history to share. From the origins of the banjo to the culture of the Oregon Territory, members Mick Doherty (Hammer Dulcimer, Guitar, Vocals), Gayle Neuman (Fiddle, Banjo, Flageolet, Vocals), and Phil Neuman (Tuba, Flageolet, Serpent, Vocals), […]

Featured Artist: Korekara Taiko

by January 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Although Koreka Taiko is new to Young Audiences’ roster this year, chances are that if you’ve seen taiko on a stage or at a school near Portland, you’ve witnessed Co-Directors Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe in action. As the education wing of UNIT SOUZOU, Korekara Taiko brings the art of and energy of taiko to […]

Featured Artist: Anna Hoye

by February 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Anna Hoye is the newest addition to Young Audiences roster of artists. While she joined us just this year, she has 20 years of photography and teaching experience. Anna’s personal artistic practice ranges from building a modern coop for her backyard chickens, creating a life-sized camera obscura, and experimenting with digital and manual photographic processes. […]

Featured Artist: Journey Brazil

by September 11, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Journey Brazil

Summer is wrapping up (although temperatures are headed well into the 90s here in Portland), my blog vacation is coming to a close, and school is ramping into full swing. We are excited to welcome new teaching artists to our roster including Journey Brazil. Donna Oefinger (aka Donna-Mation aka Zunzún), followed her love of dance from Connecticut […]

Featured Artist: Albert Alter

by May 7, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Albert Alter – actor, physical comedian, clown, mime, fire eater, funny guy, Professional Fool, 2006 Sunburst Artist of the Year – grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee, “home of Davy Crockett and Andrew Johnson, the first president ever impeached by a Republican congress.” Albert has toured internationally, performing and teaching physical comedy, clown and mime in […]

Featured Artist: Gerardo Calderon

by February 13, 2013 » Add more comments.

I first met Gerardo Calderon in 2008 while working on a production at Portland’s Miracle Theater. The show, Dos Pueblos, was a collaboration between Portland-based Hand2Mouth and a group of theater artists from Mexico City, and Gerardo was our musical linchpin. Not only was he the perfect go-between, with first–hand knowledge of life in Mexico […]

Featured Artist: Gideon Freudmann

by November 26, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Hometown hero Gideon Freudmann has been teaching with Young Audiences for 11 years (first on the YA roster in Massachusetts then in Connecticut – he still teaches regularly on the east coast – and in Oregon for the last seven year) and blowing up the inter/national circuit with his electric cello compositions and performances. Portlanders […]

Featured Artist: Peggy Ross

by November 12, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Textile artist Peggy Ross has been teaching in schools for 18 years and working with Young Audiences for 15. A native of Brookings, OR and a 2005 Sunburst Artist of the Year Award Winner, Peggy has made her way as an artist and teacher through an ever evolving exploration of art media. In addition to […]

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