“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption—a distraction—
in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose
—and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
John F. Kennedy, 1962

Welcome to another great school year filled with ballet!

Dear Friends of Education and Community Engagement,

We have been busy these past few months creating exciting and innovative ways to stay connected with our students, classroom teachers, and education partners through distance learning! We’ve developed some new programs and updated existing programs for distance learning. Please take a look and check back often as new things will be continuously added.

If you are looking for a previous program you do not see, please feel free to contact community@obt.org and we will do our best to work together.

Throughout this time, we hope to strengthen existing partnerships while building new ones. We wish you all health and safety through these uncertain times and look forward to sharing the same dance space together, again. Until then . . . Dance On, Dance Strong!


Sarah Ward-Brown

Thank you to our Foundation and Government partners!


Oregon Cultural Trust logo
Applied Materials Foundation
Clark Foundation
First Interstate BancSystem Foundation
Hampton Family Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation
Hoover Family Foundation
The H.W. Irwin and D.C.H. Irwin Foundation
IQ Credit Union
Multnomah Athletic Foundation
Northwest Natural
Pacific Power Foundation
PGE Foundation
Reser Family Foundation
Starseed Foundation
Wintz Family Foundation
Zidell Family Foundation

header photo by Brook Manning