PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION



Audition Information

OVERVIEW:
OBT School offers two pre-professional ballet training programs. OBT2, serves as our junior company providing high level training and consistent performance experience and learning opportunities with our main company, while our OBT trainee program offers rigorous training and coaching with some dancers given occasional performance opportunities with our main company. Both programs facilitate the transition from student to professional dancer in a select group working creatively with the support of OBT School’s expert faculty, guest teachers, stagers, and choreographers. OBT2 and Trainee students are also given the opportunity to tour throughout the state of Oregon performing a varied repertoire in multiple spaces and theaters throughout the state.

OBT2 and the Trainee program are tuition-based programs, however merit and need-based scholarships are available. Participation is 1-2 years; students’ placement in the program is evaluated at the end of every year. 2 years in the program is not guaranteed. Admission to OBT2 is based solely on invitation from the Artistic and School Director.

AUDITION PROCESS:
Those ages 16 to 22 years old wishing to be considered for either program, must be admitted to OBT School’s Summer Intensive in Levels 5 or 6 and attend a minimum of the first 4 weeks, though all 6 weeks is recommended. Decisions will be made and communicated to the dancers during the 4th week of the Summer Intensive.

Summer Intensive Auditions


 

Contact us with any questions at schoolofobt@obt.org.