Dance West

Dance West

Appears on: Trills & Treasures, Musical Olympics, and Wands & Wizards

Dance West is the pre-professional company at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, OR. Under the direction of Julane Stites, Dance West provides an intensive training program for the school's most advanced dance students desiring in-depth study and performance experience. Dancers who have auditioned for placement range in ages from 13-19 and commit to at least one full year of a training and performance schedule.

The students, staff, and administrators share a common goal of developing stellar students with an arts-infused curriculum. A large percentage of our company members have been accepted to such schools as Juilliard, NYU, University of Arizona, University of Utah, Cornish, Cal Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts, Point Park University and AMDA to continue their studies in dance. In addition, many have gone straight into careers with Disney, cmise lines, Broadway shows, Ballet and Contemporary dance companies. Dance West has an annual concert in April and is available for community events.