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OREGON BALLET THEATRE

Share. Inspire. Connect.

aka OBT   |   Portland, OR   |  http://www.obt.org/

Mission

Oregon Ballet Theatre is committed to sharing our passion for the expressive power of ballet, inspiring an enduring appreciation of dance, and connecting in meaningful ways to our community through excellence in performance, training and educational programs.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Shane Jewell

Artistic Director

Danielle Rowe

Main address

720 S Bancroft Street

Portland, OR 97239 USA

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EIN

93-1009305

NTEE code info

Ballet (A63)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Performing Arts Schools (A6E)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Performances

OBT is the state of Oregon’s only professional ballet company and is one of the six largest arts organizations in the state. The ballet plays a critical role in sustaining and supporting the local arts ecosystem, employing over 250 individuals and artists, including dancers, teachers, choreographers and production staff, who also work and contribute their skills to other local companies. OBT presents classical and contemporary ballet productions that reach over 70,000 people each year. Within an average season the company invests in two-to-three company premieres, and one-to-two world premieres.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

We are proud to train the next generation of dance artists through the OBT School. Under the direction of Katarina Svetlova, our school provides over 800 youth and adult students with a high-quality dance education from professional instructors. Alumni have gone on to train at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, and have gone on to dance professionally with a number of international companies and almost every major company in the U.S. We offer enhanced professional development opportunities at the upper levels of the school through our junior company, OBT2. This smaller, more mobile performing ensemble develops and performs its own repertoire, expanding dancer training while improving access to ballet for an estimated 5,000 people each year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

OBT’s Education & Community Engagement (E\CE) programs provide access and exposure to high-quality dance experiences, that bring the physical, social, and mental benefits of dance to people of all ages. As Oregon’s only professional ballet company, we have prioritized educational outreach since 1990, reaching thousands of participants each year with integrated in-school dance residencies, field trips, and workshops that continue to evolve. In a typical year OBT serves upwards of 20,000 children through in-school residencies, after-school programs, field trips, and year-long dance workshops with community partners, providing most programs free of charge and reaching 50% students of color.

Population(s) Served
Children
At-risk youth
Low-income people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.)

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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OREGON BALLET THEATRE

Board of directors
as of 04/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cate Sweeney

Gameplan

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Matt Watson

Watson Creative

Term: 2018 - 2023

Aaron Courtney

Stoel Rives LLP

Nancy Frisch

Wise Move

Alan Garcia

NW Natural

Elizabeth Gewecke

Community Leader

Juliet Hillman

Community Leader

Cary Jackson

Haven Investments

Charles Jones

Community Leader

Catherine Levi

Community Leader

Sharon Mirarchi

Kaiser Permanente

Dean Richardson

Willamette University

Allison Sneider

History Professor

Sanda Stein

Community Leader

Betsy Warren

Community Leader

Matt Watson

Watson Creative

Kristin Asai

Holland & Knight Law

Adriane Blackman

Community Leader

Allison Lane Lyneham

Community Leader

Nolen Lienhart

Community Leader

Nia Ray

Signa

Lauren Thibodeaux

Community Leader

Kathleen Lewis

Community Leader

Cate Sweeney

Gameplan

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/28/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.