Oregon Ballet Theatre is committed to artistic excellence and strives to bring masterful, captivating ballets to local audiences, in order to inspire a deep appreciation of the art form. OBT is rooted in the traditions of classical ballet, with a repertoire that ranges from the great classics to premieres from some of the most exciting choreographic voices in the field today. Our performances are praised for their artistry and high production value and have earned the company national recognition and international touring engagements. Each year, OBT’s productions reach over 70,000 audience members at top-tier venues, from loyal subscribers to low-income students attending free of charge. Our primary base is the tri-county Portland Metro area, but our audiences span 34 counties in Oregon and 27 in Washington.
Oregon Ballet Theatre School is the official training ground of Oregon Ballet Theatre, located on the South Waterfront in Portland. Students receive exemplary training from our world-class faculty, emphasizing pure classical technique. This experience is enhanced by invaluable opportunities to perform in fully staged productions at the Keller Auditorium alongside the professional dancers of Oregon Ballet Theatre.