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Entrance to the Summer Intensive is by audition only at one of our scheduled audition sites. Auditions take place in January and February of each year. Prospective students may preregister online, or onsite the day of the audition. To preregister see links below for audition sites.

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.

All applicants must submit a head shot and a photo in a ballet pose of their choice on audition day. Photos should be a minimum size of 4″x6″; a student’s school photo is sufficient for a head shot.

Please note, auditions for the OBT School’s 2020 Summer Intensive are now complete. If you were not able to attend, but wish to be considered for the program, please review our information below on how to submit a video audition.

Video Auditions

Prospective students may submit a  video audition.

Videos should show 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. Applicants must submit a head shot and a photo in a dance pose of their choice via e-mail to The application fee for a video audition is $30 and payable after completing the video audition application. The application form will automatically redirect to payment system. Video auditions will be reviewed January 4, 2020–April 30, 2020. Due date for submission is April 30, 2020. For questions please contact OBT School at

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. For questions please contact OBT School at

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.