The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre




Admission to the 2014-2015 Annual Session is by either live or video audition.

Live Auditions

WHEN: Saturday, August 9, 2014

WHO: Girls and boys ages 8 – 19. See below for audition schedule. Auditionees will be placed based on their ability level. Interested students ages 3 – 7 need not attend the audition and may register based on their age.

WHERE: Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Studios, 818 SE 6th Ave.
Studio entrance is on 6th Ave. Please use street parking. Parking in OBT’s parking lots is prohibited.

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.


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Registration – Ages 8-11
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Audition – Ages 8-11
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Registration – Ages 12-14
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Audition – Ages 12-14
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Registration – Ages 15-19
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Audition – Ages 15-19

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 cash audition fee.

Placement information will be sent within five to eight business days.

Video Auditions

Prospective students outside a 200 mile radius of the Portland metro area may submit a video application. This video should show barre, no more than 3 minutes, and center work (as well as pointe work for girls) and be no longer than 8 minutes. Advanced students have the option of sending a classical variation with their classroom work, though not mandatory. A DVD, digital file or a Youtube link can be submitted as a video. Video applications require a 5” x 7” color headshot and a 5” x 7” color photo in a dance pose of your choice, as well as a $20 cash audition fee.

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 School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, Attn: School Director, 818 SE 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97214. E-mailed auditions should be submitted to Deadline for Video Auditions is August 23, 2014.



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.

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre