Jenny Dubac is a native of Massachusetts, where she began studying dance with Kennith Lipitz and Shelly Ziebel. The Boston Ballet School and North Carolina School of the Arts played an important part in her training before she attended the Juilliard School, graduating in 2004 with a BFA in Dance. Marriage to an orchestral clarinetist took her west with stops at the Milwaukee Ballet and the Santa Fe Opera before settling down in Portland, OR ten years ago. She performed with Polaris Dancer Theatre from 2008-2016 and continues to teach for Polaris Dance Theatre and PDX Contemporary Ballet.
Jenny teaches Ballet on Mondays.
Briley Neugebauer, originally from Seattle, grew up studying many styles of dance and was a graduate of the pre-professional program at International Ballet Theatre. Upon high school graduation, she received talent and academic based scholarships to study dance at the University of Arizona. In 2011 she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. from the School of Dance where she performed roles such as Choleric in Balachine's Four Temperaments, Lead Female Daemon in Carmina Burana and was apart of commissioned works such as Bella Lewitzky's Recuardo, and Martha Graham's Panorama. During the summer of 2011 she joined ART-IF-ACT Dance Project for a five week tour in China performing numerous roles that showcased the history of dance in America. Upon returning to the states, she was accepted as an apprentice at Spectrum Dance Theater_Donald Byrd where she also has the opportunity to perform in the musical Oklahoma! at the 5th Avenue Theater. She then moved to Portland and was a company dancer at Polaris Dance Theatre for two years where she also created original works such as Derailed, Choice, and One of Everything. She afterwards became a Principle Dancer and Rehearsal Director for Moxie Contemporary Ballet.
In August of 2015, Briley was one of the founding members of PDX Contemporary Ballet and now serves as their Artistic Director. While at PDX Contemporary Ballet her choreographic credits include Colours of Black, Through This Existence, Incipio, Continually Beginning and many more. She also created Formless which was invited to serve as a discussion piece for Womens Empowerment at Mt. Hood Community College.
Briley teaches Contemporary Ballet on Tuesdays.
Alicia Cutaia earned her BFA with honors from Point Park University with a double major in Ballet and Jazz. Ms. Cutaia previously worked as Rehearsal Director, Costume Manager and Dancer with Eisenhower Dance, Dancer with Hubbard Street Dance 2 and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. She is currently in her 3rd season with BodyVox performing Nationally and Internationally. Ms. Cutaia is also a trained Fire Dancer and Harness Aerialist with performing and teaching credits. Her newly formed production company, ARC Productions, recently produced a show called "S7nners" with The Circus Project and EchoTheater Company in Portland,Oregon. ARC in Movement was formed by independent artists Alicia Cutaia and Russ Stark after collaborating for three years in a variety of performances. In the summer of 2014, Cutaia and Stark formed ARC in Movement as a company to present their work, teach, and create new works on others under an umbrella organization. ARC is a unique combination of three performance worlds (dance, fire, and circus) brought together by Cutaia and Stark's complementing artistry and joy of movement. Ms. Cutaia teaches all forms of dance along with Specialized dance and movement creation classes for Aerialists, Acrobats, flow artist, and figure skaters.
Alicia teaches contemporary on Wednesdays.
Michelle Davis was born in Dallas, Texas. She trained with the Dallas Ballet Academy under the direction of Flemming and Vivi Flindt. She worked as a student dancer with the Dallas Ballet and Ballet Dallas, and Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School. In 1989 Michelle joined the San Francisco Ballet School and was named an apprentice in 1991. She danced for eight seasons with San Francisco Ballet under the direction of Helgi Tomasson, and also danced in 1996/97 with they Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Denmark. She made guest appearances dancing with Maximum Dance, Nevada Festival Ballet, Smuin Ballet/SF, Ballet Arts Ensemble in Michigan, Ballet Theatre of New Mexico, and Pacific Festival Ballet in Oregon. In 2004 Michelle moved to Portland and has since enjoyed teaching and choreographing for Stites, Columbia Dance Ensemble, BodyVox, Vancouver Dance Theatre, Polaris, Vancouver School of Arts and Academies, Northwest Dance Project, Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, and PDX Contemporary Ballet.
Michelle teaches Ballet on Thursdays.