Summer Program Auditions

Spend your summer with Oregon Ballet Theatre School. OBT School is excited to welcome students to our incomparable 2024 Summer Intensive, and our 2024 Summer Youth Programs. For summer student candidates, we will conduct auditions in January 2023, as well as accept recorded video auditions. We look forward to seeing you during our 2024 Summer Programs student search!

Click on the following links for information on how to audition for the OBT2 junior company program and Trainee program.

Students currently enrolled in the OBT School do not need to audition for placement in our Summer Programs

Entrance to the Summer Intensive is by audition only. Summer Intensive Auditions take place in January and February of each year. An audition fee is required of all applicants. Online preregistration for auditions is $30, and day of registration is $40,  payable either in cash or check made out to Oregon Ballet Theatre School.

For prospective students living more than 200 miles from an audition site, video auditions will be accepted. See information for video auditions below.

2024 Summer Program Auditions

Follow the steps below to register for the appropriate age group for one of our audition dates!

  1. Click Here to Complete our Audition Form.
  2. After completing the audition form you will be redirected to OBT School’s MINDBODY page to select and register for an audition site and complete payment.


Audition Attire

  • Female identifying students: solid color leotard, and skin-tone tights and ballet slippers or pink tights and ballet slippers.
  • Male identifying students: solid color leotard or t-shirt, black or solid colored tights, and black or white ballet slippers.
  • Non-binary students may choose from one of the above.
  • Dancers on pointe should bring their pointe shoes into the studio.


2024 Audition Tour Schedule

2024 Summer Programs auditions have concluded. Information on the 2025 Summer Programs auditions tour will be available fall of 2024.

2024 Summer Program Video Auditions

Prospective students may opt to submit a video audition for our Summer Programs by following the steps below. The deadline has been extended to May 31.

  1. Create your audition video following the video audition guidelines (see below)
  2. Click Here to Complete our Video Audition Form
  3. Complete payment of the $30 application fee
    *The audition form will automatically redirect to our payment system. If you are not redirected to our payment system, please click here to make payment. Payment must be completed before video applications are reviewed.
  4. Submit a headshot and a photo in a dance pose of your choice via e-mail to

Video Audition Guidelines:

  • Videos should show basic class work or a simple classical ballet variation of the student’s choosing, and be no longer than two minutes.
  • Videos from female applicants must contain pointe work.
  • Videos should not contain verbal instruction or coaching.
  • Please include a link to the student’s audition video in their application. YouTube format is preferred. DVDs cannot be accepted.

International Students

International students may apply for admission using the video audition information as stated above or attend one of our scheduled virtual auditions. International students who are accepted will need to obtain an M-1 Visa. An M-1 Visa allows a student to study in the United States for a specified amount of time exclusively at Oregon Ballet Theatre School. Contact the school at schoolofobt@obt.orgfor more information on the Visa application process.

Summer Intensives Frequently Asked Questions

Have a specific question about Summer Intensives? Please visit our Summer Intensives Frequently Asked Questions page HERE to learn more.


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