Auditions for the 2017-18 Annual Session are for new students only. Students who attended the 2016-17 Annual Session, 2017 Summer Camp or 2017 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.

Live Auditions, August 6

Portland Studio
0720 SW Bancroft St., Portland OR, 97239
1:30 PM–2:30 PM – Ages 8–11
2:30 PM–3:45 PM – Ages 12–14
3:45 PM–5:00 PM – Ages 15+
West Linn Studio
19066 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR, 97068
1:30 PM–2:30 PM – Ages 8+

Students may arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition class to register and prepare.

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 $20 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