Archive for “August, 2015”

OIBA 2015 China Tour

After OIBA’s summer intensive a group of students and staff toured to Guangzhou and Dongguan to study, perform, and teach. Here are some highlights of our trip.


Thomas Baker guest teaching a class of OIBA and Guangzhou Ballet School students.

image-13 Artistic Director Xuan teaching a master class.

image-14 Rehearsing an exerpt from the Nutcracker for a performance in Dongguan.

image-15 Guangzhou and Dongguan students watching a run through.

image-26 image-25 Visit Guangzhou Ballet of China.

Attachment-1-3 One of the studios of Guangzhou Ballet.

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The Yulan Grand Theatre where OIBA performed.


Artistic Director Xuan performed with OBT dancer Thomas Baker as Cinderella and the Prince in Cinderella.

image-17 Last minute make up touches for the show.

image-19 OIBA student performing and touching the hearts of thousands of audience members.  image-21 Exerpt from The Nutcracker choreographed by Xuan.


Backstage with the evenings hostess. The beautiful production team, sets, and costumes all provided by The Guangzhou Ballet.

 image-23 A custom made headpiece by a Guangzhou Ballet make up artist.

image-24 The glamorous opening dance of our performance.

image-20 Over 400 students from Portland’s OIBA, Dongguan, and Guangzhou.

New York

Congratulations to our Level II student Zonya! This summer she was accepted to both American Ballet Theater’s Alabama and New York summer intensive program. ABT’s New York program starts this month, let’s follow Zonya on her adventure in The Big Apple!

Attachment-1      Heading to class on the subway!

image-2      Waiting in line to start the day!

image-10     Warming up while waiting to enter the building.

image-3 image-4     A quick snap shot after the first day.

image-5 image-6   Watching beautiful ABT dancer Zhongjing Fang in rehearsal.

image-7    With newly promoted ABT Principle Stella Abrera.

image-8   Running into another ABT Principle, Misty Copeland.

image-9 Xuan and Zonya with other students of the summer intensive in front of the Statues of Liberty.




Xuan in New York Part II

Let’s see what else Xuan did during her adventure in New York.



In front of Statue of Liberty





Visit American Ballet Theatre

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Xuan in New York ( Part I )

Xuan is in New York, she danced with many wonderful artists such as American Ballet Theatre’s dancer Zhongjing Fang, principal dancer Misty copeland and Stella Abrera, Martha Graham Dance Company’s principal dancer Lloyd Knight, great class taught by amazing Espen Giljane at Steps on Broadway!