You're invited to a happening
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021 at

OBT LIVE features an OBT first-time commission from the powerful and dynamic Canadian-New York based choreographer Jennifer Archibald and new work from audience favorite and OBT Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte.

*For technical assistance with the auction, please call: 650-271-9029.*

take home something spectacular

incredible online auction

online auction runs
through sunday, june 6

Share in the celebration even if you can't be there.

Your generous support ensures that works are brought to the stage, dance education is offered in schools, studios train the next generation of dancers, and performances are accessible to everyone.

letters of support

I speak for many Oregonians and ballet lovers in congratulating OBT for its triumphant return to the stage. The dancers, staff, and Board of Trustees have traveled a rough road with all the grace of their art form, and we are grateful. 

Ken Lewis, Founding President, Oregon Ballet Theater Board of Trustees

Bob Speltz, Executive Director of The Standard Charitable Foundation and Senior Director of Community Relations

China Forbes, Pink Martini

Darrell Grand-Moultrie, International choreographer

Diana Byer, New York Theater Ballet, Founder & Artistic Director

J. Kregg Arntson, Director, Community Impact
Executive Director, PGE Foundation

Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, Artistic Directors, Bodyvox

Jeff Miller, President and CEO, Travel Portland

Jimmy Crumpacker, Immediate Past Chair, Oregon Ballet Theatre

Marcello Angelini, Artist Director, Tulsa Ballet

Michelle Manzanales, International choreographer & Co-Founder, LatinX Dance Educators Alliance

Paul King and Walter Jaffe, Cofounders, White Bird

Ronald Herndon, Director, Albina Head Start

Sam Adams, Director, Strategic Innovations Group, Office of
Mayor Ted Wheeler at City of Portland

The Honorable Carmen Rubio, Commissioner, City of Portland

The Honorable Christine Drazen, House Minority Leader, State of Oregon

The Honorable Dan Ryan, Commissioner, City of Portland

Senator Jeff Merkley

The Honorable Jo Ann Hardesty, Commissioner, City of Portland

Governor Kate Brown

The Honorable Mary Nolan, Metro Councilor

The Honorable Mingus Mapps, Commissioner, City of Portland

Senator Ron Wyden

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

The Honorable Ted Wheeler, Mayor, City of Portland

Thomas Lauderdale, Founder, Pink Martini

Toni Pimble, Eugene Ballet Founder and Director

William Forsythe, International Choreographer

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