This week on “Dance in the US” we have a school from Maine…
Location: 517 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
About: Founded in 1980 by Artistic Director Eugenia L. O’Brien, the Portland School of Ballet is associated with the Portland Ballet. Students from the school have been accepted by noted institutions such as American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Pennsylvania Ballet and the Kirov Academy.
The class offerings include character dance, modern technique and creative movement, in addition to ballet. The school also has formed a partnership with Portland High School, creating C.O.R.P.S.; a performing arts high school program designed to support both the academic course work and the pre-professional dance training of the students involved.