The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre



PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES Anne Mueller's Carnival of the Animals. Photo by Ashby Baldock


“I have danced at SOBT since I was five. I can’t imagine dancing anywhere else. I love all of the teachers and the information they give us. It’s also an amazing feeling to be able to perform with company members and have that opportunity.” - SOBT Student

“We wanted the most professional training available; as well as teachers who are caring and instill a love of dance.”
–SOBT Parent

“Excellent training – realistic professional environment – great opportunities for a career in dance.”
–SOBT Parent

“I love SOBT because of the standard of training and the great performance opportunities, especially getting to dance with the company. Also, I love the wonderful nurturing teachers.”
–SOBT Student

Stage experience aids students in the development of confidence and presence necessary to perform for an audience.

OBT’s 2013/2014 season presents the opportunity for SOBT students to perform in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker during the holidays. All students, Level 1 and higher are encouraged to participate in The Nutcracker. Full rehearsal, production, and performance participation is mandatory for Level 6 students, Pre-Professional Division students, Apprentices, and all scholarship students. Casting is based on technical skill, height, and costume constraints. An audition is required. Selected students will be asked to perform with the OBT Company during the performance season.

Student Performance Series (April Performances)
As part of OBT’s Education and Outreach program, OBT Company Artists and SOBT students perform age-appropriate programs for youth groups and school classes during the school day. An audition is not required.

2014 Annual School Performance (April performances)
Each spring, SOBT students in Level 1 and higher have the opportunity to participate in the Annual School Performance, held in the Newmark Theatre. Participation is strongly encouraged for all students and is mandatory for scholarship students. During our Annual School Performance rehearsal period (January through April), classes may be combined or canceled to accommodate rehearsal. Technique class will never be canceled, although it may be combined with another level. Being cast in a performance is not guaranteed. The program will consist of works chosen to elevate students’ technical development and artistry. As a testament to the quality of their training, the students consistently deliver commanding performances of a professional caliber. An audition is not required.

Photo: George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Eric Griswold. Inset Photo: Anne Mueller's Carnival of the Animals: Brush Strokes in the Wild. Photo by Ashby Baldock.

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre