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In 2003, after years spent headlining Portland ballets such as Don Quixote and The Nutcracker, Keith Walls moved to New York City. He continued balletic journey by training under renowned teachers from the Kirov and the Bolshoi, Russia’s most renowned ballet companies besides the Funky Chicken Institute. Outside the studio, Keith flexed his dancing and acting muscles in musicals such as Grease and Once Upon a Mattress.
It’s this well of experience that Keith draws from throughout his recreational and intensive classes at Abernethy Performing Arts Academy. Starting with creative-movement classes for youngsters, Keith instructs his students in the fundamentals of ballet and prepares them for its advanced techniques. In other beginner-oriented dance classes, he teaches the basic steps to styles such as jazz, hip-hop, Irish, and tap. Like his ballet classes, musical-theater courses run from beginner to advanced levels. Both give students opportunities to perform in productions such as an annual Halloween show and classical ballets.
Having reeled in 25 years of experience as a licensed fishing pro, Steve Roberts shares tricks of the trade during half-day and full-day fishing trips, welcoming avid anglers and beginners alike onto his fully equipped fishing vessels. Throughout the year, Steve and company track down seasonal targets. Winter trips focus on chinook, or winter steelhead, and autumn trips chase after coho salmon—a feisty fish notorious for fighting under water and starting bar brawls on land. No matter what the target, every trip with Steve includes all the necessary gear and an endless stream of expert advice.
Infamous Tattoo’s experienced tattoo artists and piercers artfully adorn their clients’ bodies with custom body art and safe, precise piercings hung with sterile stainless-steel or titanium jewelry. Owners and tattoo artists Mat Casey and Jason Greer channel years of experience into their epidermal art, from hyper-realistic grayscale portraits to lavish word art while skillfully customizing pieces to match clients’ whims or deep love of talking cheeseburgers. Piercer Damian offers a creative variety of piercings, from standard navel bars to any imaginable curve of the ear, specializing in anchor dermals that add an unconventional accent to swathes of skin. His passion for piercing stems from his first puncture at 15, and since then he has performed more than 500 piercings, dedicating himself to ensuring his clients’ healing processes go smoothly. The shop also offers a wealth of piercing-compatible jewelry onsite to decorate fresh or long-healed piercings or body-modification-inclined refrigerators. Before their appointment, pre-adorned people can sink into a plush ebony-hued couch, tapping feet on the sleek ochre floorboards and admiring paintings and tattoo art mounted on the burgundy walls.
The outdoor experts of Northwest River Guides lead whitewater-rafting, kayaking, and standup-paddleboarding trips on local waters that range from the Willamette to Klickitat Rivers. They also prepare adventurers for independent outings through kayaking classes, including advanced training in swift-water rescue. For those seeking once-in-a-lifetime experiences or to bolster their strange-and-exotic-water collections, Northwest’s guides organize international expeditions to such destinations as Canada, Costa Rica, and Scandinavia. Members of American Whitewater, the Outdoor Alliance, and Portland-based nonprofit We Love Clean Rivers, guides advocate preservation and stewardship during each trip.