Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.

OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance, as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, as part of the “Ballet Across America” series in 2013 and Wolf Trap in 2014. The recent additions of Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Dennis Buehler, position OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s mission also includes a far reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon. OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $5 million. Learn More

Job Openings

Dancer Auditions | Musician Auditions

Ballet Accompanist

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks an experienced accompanist with excellent piano and improvisation skills who, under the direct supervision of the class instructor, can provide musical accompaniment of various styles for dance classes and other dance related performing activities.

The position is Part-Time and Non-Exempt.

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We seek candidates who have experience as a ballet accompanist in a professional setting with a strong musical sense and ability to adapt and be flexible in a class environment. A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

All applications require a cover letter and resume and can be emailed to the attention of Human Resources at jobs@obt.org


 Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Boutique Manager:

Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking a dynamic individual with prior retail and management experience to operate its Boutique pop-up store at performances and other events. Our Boutique is an important component of our brand identification and outreach within the community and serves as a key source of revenue to support our mission and programming…

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Interested parties are required to send a cover letter, resume, and at least three examples of work that demonstrates your level of skill and diversity in design to:
Human Resources at Oregon Ballet Theatre, 0720 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239, or you may email all files in a PDF format to jobs@obt.org.