Student Performance Series
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Registration Required: Email outreach@obt.org or call 503-227-0977

Bring your class to the ballet!

Join us in the theater as we invite student grou ps of all ages to experience the joy and excitement of live dance performances during the school day.  In age-appropriate programs that feature OBT company artists and School of OBT dancers, students are given an opportunity to see fully produced works of ballet, which often include live music.

In concert with Oregon state standards for competency in the arts, OBT’s Education Outreach Department crafts thematic frameworks for each performance that support literacy in academic subject areas.  Participating groups may download multi-media support materials and OBT Education Outreach Study Guides free of charge.

School groups may apply to receive a pre-performance presentation in their classroom by an OBT teaching artist that includes student participation and a post-performance reflection designed to get students thinking about how the arts impact our lives. This is great for groups that are new to ballet or for those who wish to expand and deepen the experience. Call today to schedule your school group—limited availability.

GRADES: K - 12
PRICING: Groups of 5 or less pay $10 per group. Groups of 6 or more pay $2.00 per seat. There is a $3.00 non-refundable service charge that will be applied to each order.

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2015/2016 SEASON

FALL SPS: Napoli Act III
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Keller Auditorium

Napoli Act III: A folksy, festive ballet set in sunny Italy of the past, complete with period costumes, a colorful set, traditional dances, and a frenzied Tarantella.

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WINTER SPS: Romeo & Juliet
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Keller Auditorium

Romeo & Juliet: A bold expressive ballet to Prokofievís lush music revealing the timeless conflicts and deep emotions of Shakespeare's well-known tale.

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SPRING SPS: Beautiful Decay
Wednesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 21, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Newmark Theatre

Beautiful Decay: This ballet explores the passage of time and the juxtaposition of the vitality of youth against the fragility of age with a multigenerational cast and the excitement of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
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“The ballet dancers strength and balance showed a lot of the beauty of linear equipoise…” - Canby High School Student 2008

“WOW the Mandolin Dance was jaw dropping!” - Richard, Canby High School 2008

“I loved how you took a story so strange and turned it into a dance that was so amazing. Then you leave a message that says everyone needs to make an effort to help the environment. Thank you.” - Jeremy, Canby High School 2008

Oregon Ballet Theatre endeavors to provide dance education that is both excellent and exciting. To keep user fees affordable, many programs are supported by generous donations to OBT's Education & Outreach programs.

Some scholarship funding may be available for OBT's educational programming. Please call Kasandra Gruener, 503.227.0977 x212, for information.


If using Run for the Arts funds, please refer to  Young Audiences guidelines. Oregon Ballet Theatre is listed as a "Cultural Organization." Please call Kasandra Gruener, 503.227.0977 x212, for information.

Regional Art & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland,
Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund. Work for Art,
including contributions from more than 75 companies and 2,000 employees.
Oregon Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts

Regional Arts and Culture Council

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This programming is supported in part by a grant from the
Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


William H. & Mary L. Bauman Foundation
Anne A. Berni Foundation
The Boeing Company
Clark Foundation
Northwest Natural

OnPoint Community Credit Union
Pacific Power Foundation
PGE Foundation
Wintz Family Foundation
Juan Young Trust

Kasandra Gruener, MA
Director of Education & Outreach

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