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, Michael Greer, position OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The Oregon Ballet Theatre School is recognized as one of the premier 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 $8 million. Learn More

Job Openings

Dancer Auditions | Musician Auditions


Male Company Apprentice

Oregon Ballet Theatre has an opening for a male company Apprentice in the 2019-2020 season.


  • A video with no introduction or fancy editing, consisting of the following performed in leotard and tights for women and tight-fitting attire for men.
    • A short classical variation drawn from the standard repertoire.
    • A short contemporary variation (that could consist of something drawn from repertoire, phrases from classwork or an applicant-created work) that illustrates the applicant’s command of a range of movement different from that demonstrated in the classical variation.
  • A CV
  • A Headshot
  • 2 – 3 dance photos that reveal the dancer’s body proportions and line.

Send application materials to tracey.sartorio@obt.org