Auditions

Entrance to the Summer Intensive is by audition only at one of our scheduled auditions taking place in January and February of 2017. For prospective students living more than 200 miles from an audition city, video auditions will be accepted (see information for video auditions below). All applicants must submit a head shot and a photo in a ballet pose of their choice on audition day. Registration for auditions will take place onsite the day of the audition. A $20 audition fee is required of all applicants (cash or check payable to Oregon Ballet Theatre School are accepted).

2017 Audition Dates and Locations

Spokane – January 7, 2017
Ballet Arts Academy – 109 W. Pacific Ave.
12 PM – 12:30 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
12:30 PM – 2 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14
2 PM – 2:30 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
2:30 PM – 4 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older

Boise – January 8, 2017
Ballet Idaho – 501 S. 8th St.
12 PM – 12:30 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
12:30 PM – 2 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older
2 PM – 2:30 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
2:30 PM – 4 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14

San Francisco – January 14, 2017
San Francisco Ballet – 455 Franklin St.
5:30 PM – 6 PM: Registration – Ages 12* and Older
6 PM – 8 PM: Audition – Ages 12* and Older

Los Angeles – January 15, 2017
Westside Academy – 1709 Stewart St.
1 PM – 1:30 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older
2:45 PM – 3 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
3 PM – 4:15 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14

Orange County – January 16, 2017
Southland Ballet Academy – 9527 Garfield Ave.
10:30 AM – 11 AM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
11 AM – 12:15 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
12:45 PM – 2 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14

Phoenix – January 21, 2017
Ballet Arizona – 2835 E. Washington St.
12 PM – 12:30 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older
1:45 PM – 2 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
2 PM – 3:15 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14

San Diego – January 22, 2017
San Diego Ballet – 2650 Truxton Rd., Suite 102
10 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older
11:45 AM – 12 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
12 PM – 1:15 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14

Salt Lake City – January 28, 2017
Ballet West – 52 West 200 South
5 PM – 5:30 PM: Registration – Ages 12* and Older
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Audition – Audition 12* and Older

Seattle – January 29, 2017
Pacific Northwest Ballet (Phelps Center) – 301 Mercer St.
3:30 PM – 4 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
4 PM – 5:30 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14
5:30 PM – 6 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
6 PM – 7:30 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older

Portland – February 5, 2017
Oregon Ballet Theatre – 0720 SW Bancroft St.
1:30 PM – 2 PM: Registration – Ages 8-11
2 PM – 3 PM: Audition – Ages 8-11
2:30 PM – 3 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
3 PM – 4:30 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14
4 PM – 4:30 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
4:30 PM – 6 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older

Chicago – February 11, 2017
Joffrey Ballet – 10 E. Randolph St.
3:30 PM – 4 PM: Registration – Ages 12* and Older
4 PM – 5:30 PM: Audition – Ages 12* and Older

Houston – February 12, 2017
Houston Ballet – 601 Preston St.
3 PM – 3:30 PM: Registration – Ages 12*-14
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Audition – Ages 12*-14
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Registration – Ages 15 and Older
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM: Audition – Ages 15 and Older

*Students are required to be 12 years of age by the start date of the Summer Intensive session they choose to attend.


Video Auditions

Prospective students from outside a 200 mile radius of an audition city may submit a video application.

  • Videos should show barre and center work, and be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Videos from female applicants must contain pointe work during the center work section.
  • Advanced students have the option of sending a classical variation with their classroom work. This is not mandatory but encouraged if a student is applying for OBT2.
  • Videos should not contain verbal instruction or coaching.
  • Please include a link to the student’s audition video by e-mail. YouTube is preferred. DVDs cannot be accepted.

Video applications require a head shot and a photo in a dance pose of your choice as well as a $20 application fee by check payable to Oregon Ballet Theatre School. The Video Audition submission deadline is March 31, 2017.

Video Audition Form [PDF]

Applications may be submitted by mail or e-mail. Mailed audition materials should be sent to:

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

E-mailed auditions should be submitted to schoolofobt@obt.org.


International Students

International students may apply for admission using the video audition information as stated above, or attend one of our scheduled auditions. International students who are accepted will need to obtain an M-1 visa through Oregon Ballet Theatre School. 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.


Notification

Prospective students will be informed via email of OBT School’s decision within two weeks of their audition date or two weeks after a video application is received. A non-refundable deposit of one-quarter the tuition associated with the chosen session, plus a $35 registration fee are due within two weeks of being notified of acceptance in order to reserve a spot in the Summer Intensive.
All deposits, tuition and fees are non-refundable.