Auditions


Photo: Big Shoes, choreographed by Jamey Hampton & Ashley Roland and featuring Alexos Carabas, Henry Roth, Arwyn Stech and Poppy Yue.

2019-20 Annual Session Auditions are for new students only. Students who attended the 2018-19 Annual Session, or 2019 Junior Intensive or 2019 Summer Intensive need not audition. No audition required for students under eight years of age.

Admission to the Annual Session is by audition only. If a student is outside of a 200 mile radius of Portland or West Linn they may submit a video audition in lieu of auditioning in person. See video information below.

Portland Studio: August 3, 2019

0720 SW Bancroft St., Portland OR, 97239

Students Ages 8-11 (pre-pointe)

  • 2:00 PM-2:30 PM (Registration)
  • 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (Audition Class)

 

Students Ages 11-14 (pointe optional)

  • 3:00 PM-3:30 PM (Registration)
  • 3:30 PM-5:00 PM  (Audition Class)

 

Students Ages 15-21 (pointe required)

  • 4:30 PM-5:00 PM (Registration)
  • 5:00 PM-6:30 PM (Audition Class)

West Linn Studio: August 10, 2019

19066 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR, 97068

Students Ages 8-11 (pre-pointe)

  • 2:00 PM-2:30 PM (Registration)
  • 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (Audition Class)

 

Students Ages 11-14 (pointe optional)

  • 3:00 PM-3:30 PM (Registration)
  • 3:30 PM-5:00 PM (Audition Class)

WHAT TO WEAR:
Females: Black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers
Males: White t-shirt or leotard, black tights and white ballet slippers

WHAT TO BRING:
A 5” x 7” color head shot and a 5” x 7” color photo in a dance pose of your choice.
Females: if on pointe, please bring your pointe shoes.

There is a $30 online, payable with credit or debit card, or a $40 in person audition fee, payable either by cash or check written to Oregon Ballet Theatre School.

Note: OBT School has a No Observation policy. Family members should plan to return to pick up their child at the scheduled conclusion of the audition class.

Auditioning students will be informed via email of OBT School’s decision within two weeks of their audition date.


On-line Registration

Please click HERE to pre-register for the annual session audition. Complete the linked form, enroll your student in the appropriate time, and make payment. Our pre-registration system will close 48 hours before the audition date. Students who complete pre-registration will be charged $30. Students who register the day of the audition will be charged $40. Students are encouraged to show up no earlier than thirty minutes to their designated audition.


Video Auditions

Prospective students from outside a 200 mile radius of Portland or West Linn may submit a video application. This video should show portions of barre and center work (as well as pointe work for females) and be no longer than 10 minutes. Advanced students have the option of sending a classical variation with their classroom work. A YouTube link can be submitted as a video. Please click HERE to submit a video application form.

Video applications require:

Materials may also be submitted by mail:

Oregon Ballet Theatre School
Attn: School Director
0720 SW Bancroft St.,
Portland, OR 97239

Header image from Accidental Signals | photo by James McGrew