Summer Intensive


The Summer Intensive is a full­-day program for students ages 12 and older by audition only. It features classes in ballet technique, men’s technique, pointe, variations, repertory, character, modern/contemporary, and related dance styles. Classes such as Pilates, yoga, and strength training are also a part of the summer curriculum as are seminars such as make­up, health and nutrition and dance history.

The faculty includes OBT School’s year-­round professional faculty, members of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic staff, dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre, as well as various guest teachers.

Students attending OBT School’s 2022 Summer Intensive program will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Vaccination is defined as having received:

  • For individuals 12 years old and older: both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna formula followed by the subsequent two-week period for full effectiveness or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen formula followed by the subsequent two-week period for full effectiveness
  • For individuals 5 to 11 years old: Both doses of the Pfizer formula followed by the subsequent two-week period for full effectiveness.
  • For all eligible ages: As available all CDC recommended boosters.

2022 Summer Intensive Dates

6 Week Session: June 27-August 5 │ Cost: $3,455

4 Week Session: June 27-July 22 │ Cost: $2,320

2 Week Session: July 25-August 5 │ Cost: $1,185


Summer Faculty

  • Natasha Bar — Oregon Ballet Theatre School Faculty
  • Linda Besant — Oregon Ballet Theatre Archivist
  • Sarah Brown – Oregon Ballet Theatre Education & Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • Phillip Carman — Oregon Ballet Theatre School Faculty
  • LeeWei Chao — Oregon Ballet Theatre School Faculty
  • Xuan Cheng — Oregon Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer
  • Lisa Kipp — Oregon Ballet Theatre Rehearsal Director; former Oregon Ballet Theatre Dancer
  • Elise Legere — Oregon Ballet Theatre School Faculty
  • Ye Li – Former Oregon Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer
  • Alison Roper — Former Oregon Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer; Choreographer
  • Lisa Sundstrom — Former Oregon Ballet Theatre Dancer; Oregon Ballet Theatre School Faculty
  • Katarina Svetlova — Former Oregon Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer
  • Marion Tonner — Oregon Ballet Theatre School Director
  • Robyn Ulibarri – Oregon Ballet Theatre Education & Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • Allison Wales – Oregon Ballet Theatre Education & Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • OBT Company Members and distinguished guests

OBT2

Students placed in Level 6 or 6X for OBT School’s Summer Intensive will be considered for OBT2. The OBT2 program is a select group of dancers at the top level of the school who may also work with OBT’s professional company. OBT2 marked its first official year with the 2016/17 season. Dancers who aspire to join this program must attend the Summer Intensive for a minimum of the first 4 weeks of the 2022 program, though 6 weeks is recommended. Admission is based solely on invitation from the Artistic Director and School Director.

Housing

To be announced.

 

Contact us with any questions

503.227.6890schoolofobt@obt.org