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Community Outreach

Community Masterclasses

Masterclass Hosts

White Bird is proud to have offered masterclasses with nearly every company that they have brought to Portland.  Part of our mission is to continue fostering the growth of the local dance scene in Portland through workshops and masterclasses around town.

2022-23 Season Masterclasses:

SW!NG OUT - Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 6pm - 10pm

Hosted By: Portland Lindy Hop Society

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Parsons DanceSaturday, October 8, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Hosted By: Bodyvox

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre - Wednesday, October 18

Hosted By: Steps PDX

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Radical System Art - Wednesday, November 16, 2022 

Hosted By: Lewis & Clark College

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The TL Collective - Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 10:30am-12:00PM

Hosted By: Open Space | Learn More and Sign Up HERE

Trinity Irish Dance Company - TBD

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE - TBD

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham - TBD

Ballet Hispánico - TBD

Paul Taylor Dance Company - TBD


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Community Partners

"...Not only did they see this incredible company [Dallas Black Dance Theatre] perform, but they got to meet them, ask them questions and engage in a way that I know they will keep in their memories for the rest of their lives."


—  Monica Parra

 Director of Education and Community Engagement, Steps for Youth, StepsPDX

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"We didn't just stop in Portland to perform our show. We became a part of the community." 

—  Matt Kent and Renee Jaworski

 Artistic Directors, Pilobolus

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Friday Night Post-Show Talk Backs

White Bird facilitates audience talk backs for three-run shows at the Newmark Theatre. Talk backs are a way for our patrons to further engage with the choreographers and dancers from visiting companies by asking questions and gaining a unique insight into their craft.

2022-23 Season Talk Backs:

Parsons Dance - Friday, October 7 | 7:30pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre - Friday, October 21 | 8:00pm

Radical System Art - Friday, November 18 | 8:00pm

The TL Collective - Friday January 27 | 8:00pm

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham - Friday, March 3 | 7:30pm

Paul Taylor Dance Company - Friday, March 31 | 7:30pm

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