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OIBA 2017 Annual Exam

Last Sunday OIBA had our 2017 Annual Exam.

We were very thrilled to have Oregon Ballet Theatre Ballet Master and Rehearsal Director Lisa Kipp, Principle Dancer Chauncey Parsons, Company Artist Makino Hildestad, Thomas Baker and Jessica Lind join us as the panel and master classes teachers for the exam.

Everyone did a great job during the Exam. The guest teachers and panel judges had many good things to say about our students. We are very proud of each of them.


The exam comprehensively evaluates the students ability after a year of study. It also helps us have an idea what to focus on for the next phase of work. Most of all, the students get to enjoy a great class. 

Weather Update

Weather Update: All class have been canceled at OIBA for JAN 7th Saturday, due to Weather.

Summer Intensive Fourth week and creation of “THE ONE”

OIBA summer intensive fourth  week, two weeks till OIBA Annual performance “THE ONE”. Everyone is working very hard and we are very exited.

We had couple photographers in studio captured many nice and memorable moments, each picture tells a story.


Advanced Junior Ballet (Photo by Yi Yin)


Level II

Intermediate Ballet (Photo by Yi Yin)



Creation of “THE ONE” (Photo by Don Van Wart)



Jada Lee with Guest Dancer Brian Simcoe in Pas de deux rehearsal (Photo by Yi Yin)



Ye Li in creation of “THE ONE” (Photo by Don Van Wart and Yi Yin)


Congratulations to our OIBA students accepted by two of America’s top Ballet company’s Summer Intensive Program.

Advanced level student Jada Lee ( Age 14) recently completed San Francisco Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program. We look forward to hearing about her adventure and seeing her back at the studio for additional summer intensive training at OIBA.

Level III student Zonya Tanada ( Age 13) is currently attending American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Program.

Let’s see some fun moments from their adventures.

Jada in front of the San Francisco Ballet building.



Zonya in New York.

Zonya New York 2016副本

Summer Intensive Third week

OIBA Summer Intensive Level III girls are working very hard in technique and point class.


Summer Intensive Second week

OIBA’s second week of summer intensive class just finished. We had some guest teachers in studio teaching the girls. They loved the class.


Jessica is teaching the beginning ballet class.



Olivia is teaching the intermediate ballet class.



OIBA had its first week of 2016 summer intensive program.

Our Beginning Ballet and Intermediate Ballet girls were learning a lot and working very hard everyday. There was a lot of improvement happening during the study everyday as well as a lot fun going on too.



Community Outreach

Recently OIBA did several community outreach performances. We are very happy to make contributions to our community, letting more people know about Ballet, and be involved in the arts form.

4/30 Benaroya Hall, Seattle (北美艺术群英会“越洋之声”歌舞音乐会)

Nutcracker Act I Pas de deux

Zonya Tanda ( OIBA Level III student) and Thomas Baker ( Oregon Ballet Theatre)



5/21 Chinatown Saturday Performance‏ series to promote and reinvigorating Chinatown, to preserving heritage and Culture.

1, Contemporary Ballet solo:
    Aubrey Benson (Advanced class)
2, Four little swans:
    Daphne Wu, Vivian Lang, Hannah Hunt, Bella Coari. (Level III)



6/2 Ladd Acres school

Oregon International Ballet Academy Ballet performance

OIBA performing at Ladd Acres school 6_2