Archive for September 29th, 2013


A Trip to the Nutcracker

September 29, 2013

Portland Student Story

Taurean Green, a dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, discovered his love of ballet while an elementary student in the Portland (Maine) Public Schools. His class saw a production of “The Nutcracker,” and he vowed that one day he would dance in it. The next year, he was chosen for a new ballet program run by Portland Ballet Company – and that same year, he danced in “The Nutcracker” at Portland’s premiere theater. He continued to pursue his ballet studies, with financial help from actress Victoria Rowell, a Portland native, and support from his teachers in the Portland Public Schools. Since graduating from Portland High School and Portland Adult Education in 2002, he has performed all over the world as a professional ballet dancer.

Hear Taurean tell his story on YouTube.

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