27 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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JCo & Student Show Tickets Are Now On Sale!

06 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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JCo & Student Show tickets are now on sale! Be sure to reserve your seat as these shows sell out!


April 1st Open House & Exhibition

08 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Join us Friday, April 1st from 6 – 8pm to celebrate the completion of our new home and the beginning of a creative adventure! This free evening will include, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and open rehearsals by the Polaris Dance Company and the Polaris Junior Company. Meet Artistic Director, Robert Guitron, Co-Founder, Sara Anderson, and the rest of the hard-working staff and dancers of Polaris!

Our new space, specifically renovated to suit the needs of Polaris and the surrounding community, offers room for expanded classes, innovative and inclusive programming, professional and junior company rehearsals, rentals, and exciting community events like this one!

Concurrent with our open house event, we’re thrilled to be hosting a sneak peek of “Fuse – Portland Dance Portrait”, featuring the photography of Jingzi Zhao, and including 8 images from this vivid series.

“Fuse” is a collaborative dance/photography project in which the artist photographs dancers on location, at historic landmarks, neighborhoods, and businesses around the city, in order to create visual narratives that showcase the beauty, culture and lifestyles of Portland. These photographs take dancers off the stage of theater and put them on the stage of life, where each of us live and play. The dancers in the photographs are like the actors in movies. They are the storytellers. Through dancers’ body expression, the photographs invite the audience to experience “a moment/place/scene in Portland” with a sense of drama and humor. “Fuse” celebrates life in Portland.

“Fuse” will be on display from April 1 – May 1, 2016 at Polaris Dance Theatre. The Fuse Project is in part supported by the Regional Arts & Cultural Council. These images are a sneak preview of the larger body of work that will be exhibited at the Multnomah Arts Center from October 7, 2016 to October 25, 2016. Click here to view images from “Fuse”.


X-POSED Tickets Now On Sale!

23 February 2016 | 0 Comments



We’re excited to present our sixth annual X-POSED show, exhibiting original choreography by Artistic Director, Robert Guitron and guest choreographers. X-POSED continues to feature raw productions and experimental works-in-progress, pushing the envelope through unconventional movement with an inquisitive approach to the creative process. The objective of this annual show is to expose our dancers to new choreographers, expose new choreographers to the public, and expose the Portland community to the artistic process.

Performance Dates

    • Thursday, May 12th: 7:30pm
    • Saturday, May 14th: 7:30pm
    • Friday, May 20th: 7:30pm
    • Saturday, May 21st: 7:30pm


    • Adults: $25.00
    • Child/Senior: $20.00
    • Military/Disability: $17.50

Meet Polaris International Intern, Ayano

09 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Ayano Intern

  • How have you enjoyed your time with Polaris?
    • Ayano: I have enjoyed talking with people who work in this theatre and helping them to manage their performances. Their performances were fun for me because I could communicate with a lot of people. In addition they let me take a dance class. Though it was a junior class, I enjoyed it. The teacher was so nice.


  • How do you like Portland?
    • Ayano: I like the scenery, shops, people, and atmosphere. I think Portland has many good spots to visit.


  • What have you done in Portland?
    • Ayano: I have eaten American food, explored many good places, and enjoyed shopping.


  • How do you like Portland?
    • Ayano: I like the scenery, shops, people, and atmosphere. I think Portland has many good spots to visit.


  • What do you think of Polaris Dance Theatre?
    • Ayano: I think Polaris Dance Theatre is like at home. They look fun everyday. They have been accepting any kind of people includes me!


  • Do you like dance / have you danced in the past?
    • Ayano: Yes I do. I have been dancing since I was in highschool. I’m belonging to the dance team in my university in Japan. When I dance, I feel happy.


  • What have you learned in Portland?
    • Ayano: I have learned that the most of the men in Portland are gentle. I was surprised when a man let me go ahead though I was in back of the man.  I feel good that everybody says “Hello, how are you?” when I get into shops or see people who knows me.


  • What are you studying back home?
    • Ayano: I’m studying international politics at my university and learning about peace, politics, history, and problems of the world.


  • What do you want to do professionally?
    • Ayano: Actually, I’m finding what I want to do through the experience in my student life, so the only thing that I can say for now is that I want to be a helpful person for everyone.
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