White Bird's Annual Outreach Project with Portland Public Schools, reaching over 3,000 students and teachers, will celebrate its 16th year anniversary in 2015/16, inspired by White Bird's first Cuban company Malpaso Dance Company (www.malpasodance.com). Virtually every dance company White Bird brings offers a dance workshop to Portland area students and the professional dance community.

Since 2000, White Bird's goal is to make stronger curriculum connections for student learning through the performing arts. Supporting this opportunity, community resource people and artists have come together to offer teachers insight into the artistic process and foster connections to historical and social themes within the mission, vision and choreography of our sponsored visiting company. For more information about White Bird visit www.whitebird.org.


Curriculum work from world-class dance companies visiting Portland through White Bird's Outreach Project are available through the links below. Please take advantage of the resources we've developed over the past 15 years.

2014/15        Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely in THE BLUES PROJECT

2013/14        Ballet Hispanico

2012/13        Black Grace

2011/12         Compagnie Kafig

2010/11         Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

2009/10       Complexions Contemporary Ballet

2008/09      Dance Brazil

2007/08       Urban Bush Women-Jant Bi

2006/07       Dayton Contemporary Dance Company-Jacob Lawrence