Live Auditions

2018-19 Annual Session Auditions are for new students only. Students who attended the 2017-18 Annual Session, 2018 Summer Camp or 2018 Summer Intensive need not audition. No audition required for students under eight years of age.

Admission to the Annual Session is by live or video audition.

Portland Studio: August 11, 2018

0720 SW Bancroft St., Portland OR, 97239

Students Age 8-11 (pre-pointe)

  • 2:00-2:30pm (Registration)
  • 2:30-4:00pm (Audition Class)


Students Age 11-14 (pointe optional)

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


Students Age 15-21 (pointe required)
Includes students between the ages of 18-21 interested in auditioning for Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 (OBT2) – Graduate student performing company of OBT School, regularly appearing in professional productions with OBT’s professional company.

  • 6:00-6:30pm (Registration)
  • 6:30-8:00pm (Audition Class)

West Linn Studio: August 12, 2018

19066 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR, 97068

Dancers Age 8-11 (pre-pointe)

  • 12:00-12:30pm (Registration)
  • 12:30-1:30pm (Audition Class)


Dancers Age 11-14 (pointe optional)

  • 1:30-2:00pm (Registration)
  • 2:00-3:30pm (Audition Class)

Girls: black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers
Boys: White t-shirt or leotard, black tights and white ballet slippers

A 5” x 7” color headshot and a 5” x 7” color photo in a dance pose of your choice.
Girls: if on pointe, please bring your pointe shoes.

There is a $25 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.

Video Auditions

Prospective students from outside a 200 mile radius of Portland or West Linn may submit a video application. This video should show barre and center work (as well as pointe work for girls) 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.

Video applications require:

Materials may also be submitted by mail:

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