Christopher Stowell leads a Rite of Spring rehearsal at Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Christopher Stowell's ballet pedigree runs the length of the West Coast. His parents, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, founded Pacific Northwest Ballet, he danced for San Francisco Ballet for 16 years, and he served as the artistic director of Oregon Ballet Theatre from 2003 to 2012. In July, SFB announced that Stowell would return to serve as ballet master and assistant to artistic director Helgi Tomasson.

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