The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre

 

 


2015 Summer Intensive Audition Tour


Entrance to the 2015 SOBT Summer Intensive is by audition only. Students can audition at one of our scheduled auditions or by video. All applicants must attach a headshot and a photo of a ballet pose of their choice to their application form. A $20 audition fee is required of all applicants (cash or check payable to School of Oregon Ballet Theatre are accepted).

Application forms will be available on audition day at audition locations.

Summer Intensive Dates:
6 Weeks (July 13 - August 22, 2015)
4 Weeks (July 13 - August 8, 2015)
2 Weeks (August 10 - 22, 2015)


Audition Schedule

January 11, 2015 (Sunday)
Location: Boise, ID at Ballet Idaho

501 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00-2:30pm Registration ages 15 and higher
2:30-4:00pm Audition ages 15 and higher
4:00-4:15pm Registration ages 12-14
4:15-5:30pm Audition ages 12-14

January 17, 2015 (Saturday)
Location: San Francisco, CA at San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

3:00-3:30pm Registration company audition
3:30-6:00pm Oregon Ballet Theatre company audition
5:30-6:00pm Registration school audition
6:00-7:30pm School of OBT Summer Intensive audition ages 12 and higher

January 19, 2015 (Monday)
Location: Denver, CO at Colorado Ballet
1075 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204

10:00-10:30am Registration ages 15 and higher
10:30-11:45am Audition ages 15 and higher
11:45am-12:15pm Registration ages 12-14
12:15-1:30pm Audition ages 12-14

January 24, 2015 (Saturday)
Location: Spokane, WA at Ballet Arts Academy
109 W Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

12:00-12:30pm Registration ages 12-14
12:30-1:45pm Audition ages 12-14
1:45-2:15pm Registration ages 15 and higher
2:15-3:30pm Audition ages 15 and higher

February 1, 2015 (Sunday)
Location: Seattle, WA at PNB – The Phelps Center
301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:00-12:15pm Registration ages 15 and higher
12:15-1:30pm Audition ages 15 and higher
1:30-1:45pm Registration ages 12-14
1:45-3:00pm Audition ages 12-14

February 7, 2015 (Saturday)
Location: Los Angeles, CA at Westside Academy
1709 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

12:30-1:00pm Registration ages 15 and higher
1:00-2:15pm Audition ages 15 and higher
2:15-2:45pm Registration ages 12-14
2:45-4:00pm Audition ages 12-14

February 8, 2015 (Sunday)
Location: Irvine, CA at Maple Conservatory
1824 Kaiser Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

10:30-11:00am Registration ages 15 and higher
11:00am-12:15pm Audition ages 15 and higher
12:15-12:30pm Registration ages 12-14
12:30-1:45pm Audition ages 12-14

February 16 (Monday)
Location: Walla Walla at The Dance Center
129 E Alder St, Suite B, Walla Walla, WA 99362

1:00-1:30pm Registration ages 15 and higher
1:30-2:45pm Audition ages 15 and higher
2:45-3:15pm Registration ages 12-14
3:15-4:30pm Audition ages 12-14

February 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Location: Portland, OR at Oregon Ballet Theatre

1:30-2:00pm Registration ages 8-10
2:00-3:00 Audition ages 8-10
2:30-3:00 Registration ages 11-14
3:00-4:15 Audition ages 11-14
3:45-4:15 Registration ages 15 and higher
4:15-5:45 Audition ages 15 and higher

February 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Location: Anchorage, AK at Alaska Dance Theatre
550 E 33rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503

9:30-10:00am Registration ages 15 and higher
10:00-11:15am Audition ages 15 and higher
11:15-11:30am Registration ages 12-14
11:30am-12:45pm Audition ages 12-14


Live Auditions


WHAT TO WEAR:
Girls: leotard, tights and ballet slippers
Boys: T-shirt or leotard, tights and ballet slippers

WHAT TO BRING: A 5” x 7” color headshot and a 5” x 7” color photo in a dance pose of your choice. Girls: if on pointe, please bring your pointe shoes.

Note: We have a no observation policy and require family members to leave OBT’s building once their student is registered. Family members are allowed to return at the end of the audition class.

There is a $20 audition fee, either by cash or check payable to The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Auditioning students will be informed via email of SOBT’s decision within two weeks of their audition date.


Video Auditions

Prospective students from outside a 200 mile radius of an audition city may submit a video application. This video should show barre and center work (as well as pointe work for girls) and be no longer than 10 minutes. Advanced students have the option of sending a classical variation with their classroom work; this is not mandatory but encouraged if a student is applying for the Professional Division level or OBT2. A DVD, digital file or a YouTube link can be submitted as a video. Video applications require a headshot and a photo in a dance pose of your choice as well as a $20 application fee in the form of a check payable to The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. The Video Audition submission deadline is February 28, 2015.

Please download the Video Application Form here and include with your application. Applications may be submitted by mail or e-mail. Mailed audition materials should be sent to The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, Attn: School Director, 818 SE 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97214. E-mailed auditions should be submitted to schoolofobt@obt.org.

 

 

Photo by Ashby Baldock

Photo: George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Eric Griswold. Inset Photo: By Ashby Baldock.

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