The Northwest Dance Project, an internationally recognized dance company, has moved its rehearsal space and educational operations into an 8,500-square-foot space in the Kerns neighborhood at Northeast Tenth Avenue and Davis Street.
According to Executive Director Scott Lewis, the company plans to hold a grand opening celebration in the new space on May 30 and will host an open house with free dance classes for the community sometime in April.
The nonprofit dance company has been rehearsing at Portland State University since losing its lease last summer on a smaller studio space on North Mississippi Avenue.
“The larger space, with access to two studios, will allow for multiple things to happen at the same time,” Lewis said. “We will definitely be expanding our educational programs for children and adults and we’ll be able to make the space available for the community, which is something we just weren’t able to do with the Mississippi studio.”