Alumni Spotlight

Jonathan Krebs is a professional dancer who worked at Willowbrook as both a college assistant and specialist in drama, dance, and security. He also served on Willowbrook’s board of directors for three years. As a performer he has appeared with Éowyn Emerald & Dancers, Josie Moseley Dance, tEEth, BodyVox, BodyVox-2, Troika Ranch, POV, Polaris Dance Theatre, Rainbow Dance Theatre, Opera Pacific, The Atlanta Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, and The Portland Opera. He has worked in Marketing and Programming for White Bird and BodyVox in Portland, and The Joyce Theater in New York City.

See Jonathan perform this October with Éowyn Emerald and Dancers as they present the debut of a new show by one of Portland’s rising choreographers. In every group of individuals there are hundreds of stories to tell, yet it is the relationships between them that capture our imaginations over and over again. Join Éowyn Emerald and her outstanding company of dancers as they find the heart of experience lies in the bonds that unite us.

            Éowyn Emerald and Dancers
            October 23-25, 2015
            Greenwood Theater
            at Reed College


Upcoming Events

Inside Experience with Oregon Symphony, Saturday October 10, 10-12 a.m.
Oregon Symphony offers Willowbrookers and their friends a tour of the front of house with Jeff Tyzik talking to our group about his role as the Symphony's Pops conductor. The visit includes sitting in on an awesome classical concert rehearsal featuring Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, Comments from guest artists and conductor are planned. 2016 Willowbrook strings teacher Rodelio Flores will host the visit. Email to register and get details on where to meet at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Cost is $10 per person with proceeds supporting scholarships for the 2016 season. Payment can be made here (Contribute · Donate · Instructions "Symphony") or at the door.

Tualatin Pumpkin Regatta, October 17th
Willowbrook will be participating in the City of Tualatin's 12th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta on Saturday, October 17th at the Tualatin Commons. We'll be making crafts all day, so feel free to stop by and make a fall themed project with your favorite summer camp! Can't wait to see you there!

How Laika Makes Its Popular Movies, October 29th, 6:30 p.m.
Discover what makes Laika a rising star in the stop-motion animated film world on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive. Laika representative Mark Shapiro will demonstrate the art and technologies used to create popular films like Coraline, ParaNorman and Boxtrolls. About 450 creative folks work at Laika in Hillsboro including Willowbrook graduate Rachel Olson. Rachel is daughter of Willowbrook staff member Ilene Olson and sister of staffers Hannah and Ben Olson.

Please email to register and receive driving directions. Be prepared to pay $10 per person either here (Contribute · Donate · Instructions "Laika") or at the door. Proceeds help support scholarships for the 2016 season Seating is limited. Parking is at the Tualatin Police Department.

America's Best Communities Competition

The City of Tualatin has entered the Quarter Finals in the America's Best Communities competition. Their video for the semi-final round includes scenes from Willowbrook and even interviews with campers! We just love the way that art both brackets and forms the center of the discussion in the film. We wish the City of Tualatin the good luck as they prepare for the next stage in the competition!

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