Student Performance Series
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One of Online-Education.net's Top 15 Field Trip DestinationsSCHOOL DAY MATINEES AT THE THEATER
Registration Required: Email outreach@obt.org or call 503-227-0977

Bring your class to the ballet!

Join us in the theater as we invite student grou ps of all ages to experience the joy and excitement of live dance performances during the school day.  In age-appropriate programs that feature OBT company artists and School of OBT dancers, students are given an opportunity to see fully produced works of ballet, which often include live music.

In concert with Oregon state standards for competency in the arts, OBT’s Education Outreach Department crafts thematic frameworks for each performance that support literacy in academic subject areas.  Participating groups may download multi-media support materials and OBT Education Outreach Study Guides free of charge.

NEW: School groups may apply to receive a pre-performance presentation in their classroom by an OBT teaching artist that includes student participation and a post-performance reflection designed to get students thinking about how the arts impact our lives. This is great for groups that are new to ballet or for those who wish to expand and deepen the experience. Call today to schedule your school group—limited availability.

GRADES: K - 12
PRICING: Groups of 5 or less pay $10 per group. Groups of 6 or more pay $2.00 per seat.

Take advantage of Trimet discounts for groups Here

2014/2015 SEASON

FALL SPS "OBT 25: Everything Live!"
October 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00PM
Keller Auditorium

A spectacular opportunity to treat your students to a beginning-of-the-year “WOW!” See a world premiere dance performance with live music by beloved international ensemble PINK MARTINI celebrating OBT’s 25th anniversary.

SPRING SPS "Impact: Rassemblement"
April 22, 2015* & April 23, 2015*
12:00 PM - 1:00PM

Newmark Theatre

Rassemblement (French, meaning “gathering”) is a dance work set to slave songs of Haiti and is described “as an impressive, thrilling, and audience-affecting human rights appeal.”


“The ballet dancers strength and balance showed a lot of the beauty of linear equipoise…” - Canby High School Student 2008

“WOW the Mandolin Dance was jaw dropping!” - Richard, Canby High School 2008

“I loved how you took a story so strange and turned it into a dance that was so amazing. Then you leave a message that says everyone needs to make an effort to help the environment. Thank you.” - Jeremy, Canby High School 2008

Oregon Ballet Theatre endeavors to provide dance education that is both excellent and exciting. To keep user fees affordable, many programs are supported by generous donations to OBT's Education & Outreach programs.

Some scholarship funding may be available for OBT's educational programming. Please call Kasandra Gruener, 503.227.0977 x212, for information.


If using Run for the Arts funds, please refer to  Young Audiences guidelines. Oregon Ballet Theatre is listed as a "Cultural Organization." Please call Kasandra Gruener, 503.227.0977 x212, for information.

Regional Art & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland,
Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund. Work for Art,
including contributions from more than 75 companies and 2,000 employees.
Oregon Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts

Regional Arts and Culture Council

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This programming is supported in part by a grant from the
Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


William H. & Mary L. Bauman Foundation
Anne A. Berni Foundation
The Boeing Company
Clark Foundation
Northwest Natural

OnPoint Community Credit Union
Pacific Power Foundation
PGE Foundation
Wintz Family Foundation
Juan Young Trust

Kasandra Gruener, MA
Director of Education & Outreach

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