Ballerina Says Goodbye to Dance

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 28, 2014

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PORTLAND — After 18 years at Oregon Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer Alison Roper is hanging up her toe shoes. She has dazzled audiences for nearly two decades, but she’s 40 now, and for a dancer, that’s old. She says she has suffered from some chronic injuries that are just getting …

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