The School

(NSAM) offers classes in Contemporary Ballet, a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz dance to students ages 3-adult in beginning through advanced levels. NSAM offers rigorous and insightful training for those interested in professional dance careers as well as those looking simply for the benefits of physical exercise and the enjoyment of understanding dance and the creative process more thoroughly.

The Company

(PDE) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization devoted to showcasing young dancers interested in pursuing a career in dance. PDE dancers work closely with professional dancers, choreographers, visual, performing and literary artists to create performances. Younger PDE dancers provide inspiration and act as role models while sharing in the company’s high standards of polished performances for both student and mature audiences.

Some Of Our Recent Shows

PDE performs 2-4 programs a year which always include, Family Classics, a yearly spring performance, focusing on dance interpretations of literary classics and a showcase of original choreography in their Valentine’s benefit performance and auction, Dances from the Heart.

View a gallery of all our programs & productions

Located in Newport, Oregon

Contemporary Ballet

A fusion of ballet, modern and jazz dance directed by Nancy Mittleman.

With an extensive background in anthropology, music, art and science Mittleman enjoys weaving these various elements into her work. Living in the coastal community of Newport, OR, with its rich Native American heritage, has provided the perfect opportunity for her to work closely with members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, to bring to life Native legends through the magic of dance. Her passion for science also inspired her to work for Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, developing and running summer theater programs, where students wrote scripts integrating marine biology and Native American studies to create original theatrical performance pieces.

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