August 22nd, 2008 | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: Multnomah County, CLEAN UP

Ballet Man: Former Portlander Gets Big Toes Up in The New York Times

     
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TREYOn the heels (or pointe shoes) of the acclaimed Northwest Professional Dance Project, another Portlander—well, former Portlander—Trey McIntyre, is getting some lovin' from the "Gray Lady," (the only paper that still matters when it comes to dance writing).

Dubbed an "excellent craftsman" by NYT dance reviewer Roslyn Sulcas here, McIntyre officially debuted his dance company, the Trey McIntyre Project, at Jacob's Pillow. He was (sort of) dinged for not having a "voice," even though the reviewer says that actually might be part of his appeal.

During his days as a freelancer, McIntyre—who has created over 75 ballets for over 30 companies—has been the resident choreographer at Memphis Ballet, Washington Ballet, as well as our own Oregon Ballet Theatre.

(Psst—McIntyre was also once one of People Magazine's "25 Most Eligible Bachelors" in 2003)

Now based in Boise, Idaho, it looks like this lanky choreographer is moving in the right direction.

The company will perform as part of White Bird Dance's next season. For more information go here.

Below is a short clip from the company Trey now keeps:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcCS-Scy9Co&feature=related[/youtube]
 
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