Grab a beverage of choice and join Oregon Ballet Theatre for a series of open and informal talks with the many people that run it. From wardrobe and set designers, to teachers and coaches, to executive leadership, we can’t wait to meet you and share what’s happening at OBT today as we navigate this unusual time.

These talks area free and open to the public. You simply need to register for the talk(s) you would like to attend. You will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation.


Saturday, February 27 | 10:00 AM

OBT School Director Marion Tonner is joined by OBT faculty member LeeWei Chao for an engaging discussion about their teaching styles, and the challenges of keeping young students learning and motivated during Covid. Bring your coffee and join them. You may even learn some moves!


Join the conversation!

Send your questions in advance to info@obt.org
You’ll also have a chance to ask questions directly during the talk.



Executive Director
Thomas Bruner

Thurs. March 25 | 5:00 PM

What’s it like taking the helm of a ballet company during a pandemic? Our recently appointed Executive Director Thomas Bruner shares developments at OBT that he’s proud of and excited about. Board Chair and OBT School alum Allison Lyneham joins the conversation. Grab a glass of wine for a behind-the-scenes update direct from OBT’s studios.


Production Director
Bill Anderson

Thurs. April 22 | 5:00 pm

OBT continued to perform this season even without a venue thanks to the magic of Production Director Bill Anderson and his team. Learn how they pivoted nearly overnight from producing live performances on stage to live broadcasts on OBTV. Bill is joined by Costume Shop Supervisor Eileen Ehlert and Video Producer Ian Rutledge for this engaging discussion. We suggest mixing a Manhattan for this OBT TALK.


Education and Community Engagement Director
Sarah Brown

Date to be announced soon

When Sarah took over as OBT’s education and community engagement director last fall the immediate challenge was how to connect with a community under quarantine. Take a break with Sarah to hear how OBT has continued partnering with schools and learn about the innovative digital programming she developed this season to bring the joy of dance to students of all ages directly to their homes.