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August 21, 2014

Alison Roper 4

Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer Alison Roper takes her final bows on April 26. Catch Christa Wessel’s blog, a full, uncut 30-minute discussion with the retiring dancer. In this interview, Roper talks openly about the transition from stage to office (she’ll be taking on an administrative and teaching role at OBT) and the awkwardness of now not being able to touch people at work, as well as weight and body image issues that haunt those in her profession, and what lies ahead for her after 18 seasons with the company.