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.