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Suzanne Kenney – Aerial Dancer

When Suzanne Kenney discovered her passion for aerial dance, circus was a word associated with lions, ringmasters, and the Ringling Brothers. Over the span of her 20-year career, she has

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Noah Mickens

Noah Mickens – Circus Ringmaster

Noah Mickens is Portland’s circus guy. He is the ringmaster of the city’s largest and longest running circus troupe, Wanderlust Circus. Originally called Batty’s Hippodrome, the performance group has been

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Suzanne Kenney – Aerial Dancer

Suzanne Kenney – Aerial Dancer

When Suzanne Kenney discovered her passion for aerial dance, circus was a word associated with lions, ringmasters, and the Ringling Brothers. Over the span of her 20-year career, she has seen the art form evolve. Thanks in part to acts like Cirque du Soleil, circus has developed into a popular genre of performance art that […]

Noah Mickens – Circus Ringmaster

Noah Mickens – Circus Ringmaster

Noah Mickens is Portland’s circus guy. He is the ringmaster of the city’s largest and longest running circus troupe, Wanderlust Circus. Originally called Batty’s Hippodrome, the performance group has been around since 2006, thrilling audiences with an impressive roster of aerialists, dancers, and musical talent. Along with writing, directing, and producing the shows, Mickens emcees […]

Johnny Dwork – Event Producer

Johnny Dwork – Event Producer

Johnny Dwork isn’t afraid to be a black sheep – in his life or career path. The New York native has seen how following his passions, even when they were different from what other people were doing, has rewarded him. As a kid, he chose to play Frisbee when everyone else was playing soccer. This […]

Sarah Jane Hardy – Artistic Director

Sarah Jane Hardy – Artistic Director

Living in a Fairy Tale As artistic director at the NW Children’s Theater, Sarah Jane Hardy brings classic fairy tales to life by adapting them into theatrical performances and adding a modern twist. Keep reading to find out how Snow White’s seven dwarves became spirits and how Alice ended up in a “jazz” wonderland. Before […]

Elle Stanger – Performer

Elle Stanger – Performer

Fighting for Dancers Rights As the longest running female columnist for Exotic Magazine and editor of the book Strange Times: Tales from American Strippers, Elle Stanger is no stranger to speaking about her experiences in the stripping world. This is exactly what she has been doing for the past ten months as an advocate for […]

Scott Palmer – Theatre Artistic Director

Scott Palmer – Theatre Artistic Director

46-year-old Scott Palmer is the artistic director of Bag&Baggage Productions, a thriving professional theatre that’s pioneering new forms of performances through classic play adaptations. The Hillsboro, Oregon native created the theatre in the same town he grew up in and is currently doing groundbreaking work by studying and inventing performances derived from traditional and lost […]

Katie Harman: Oregon’s Miss America

Katie Harman: Oregon’s Miss America

From Wartime Miss America To Now Singer, performer, entrepreneur, mom The underbelly of beauty pageants is so well exposed by now, treading over the trouble almost seems like a cheap shot. Especially when you’re talking with Oregon’s only Miss America winner, Katie Harman. Harman is so serious about the potential of the Miss America pageant […]