Now in our 15th season, Adventures in Narnia features more than 70 local performers, combining ballet, modern, tumbling, and theater, with classical and locally-composed music, and all original choreography.
The 15th annual Adventures in Narnia.
Saturday, Dec 9, 1:00 and 6:00
Sunday, Dec 10, 4:00
Inspired by C.S. Lewis' The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Adventures in Narnia is a holiday ballet for all ages that blends drama and several forms of dance. While the performance includes dancers of all ages and skill levels, the quality of the production is sure to surprise and captivate you!
When the four Pevensie children are evacuated to the country during the air raids of WWII, they discover a wardrobe that transports them to a magical land called Narnia.
In Narnia they meet all kinds of incredible creatures. But Narnia is ruled by an evil White Witch who vows that the land shall always be winter and never Christmas.
The children must grow up quickly as they learn hard lessons about loyalty and sacrifice.
Fighting a battle of good versus evil, they join with the mightly lion Aslan to defeat the White Witch and return Narnia to its original glory.
Our production features choreography and instruction from top caliber dance instructors.
Tiese Morgan, Creative Director / Choreographer
Tiese Morgan completed most of her training in a small studio in Grants Pass, Oregon. Upon graduating she sought out classes and studied under a variety of teachers. She took ownership of Hosanna Dance in 1995 and fulfilled her heart's desire to provide quality dance instruction with the purpose of worshiping God, teaching the art of dance with a heart of worship. Under Tiese's leadership, the Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation was started as well as the annual holiday production Adventures in Narnia and the dance performance company HYPe. Tiese is also the director of Dance Veritas, a Christian professional dance troupe.
Nicole Elliott, Choreographer / Stage Director
Nicole Elliott began dancing at the age of three pursuing ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling throughout her childhood. Along with dance, she participated in high school gymnastics and cheerleading. She continued her dance education by pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She has participated in several American Collegiate Dance Festivals as well as summer intensives including American Dance Festival and Bill Evans Summer Dance Institute. Nicole moved to Eugene, OR in 1991 to pursue her graduate studies in Dance Science at the University of Oregon where she taught as a graduate teaching fellow. Along with teaching technique classes to undergraduates, she directed the U of O Jazzline - a dance team that performed alongside the U of O Marching Band. Alongside her interest in dance, Nicole has pursued a professional fitness career as a group fitness instructor. She is AFAA certified and teaches a wide variety of fitness classes at several local gyms. Nicole's teaching career spans over 20 years and she has been on staff at Hosanna Dance since 1996 where she teaches a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling and PiYo.