The cultural impact of Olympic Ballet Theatre stems from achievement of its goals. Dancers in training work with seasoned professionals to create high-caliber classical and contemporary performances.
In its 32nd Season, OBT has become a mainstay of the Snohomish County arts scene. While their emphasis remains on classical ballet, Artistic Directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev, former Pacific Northwest Ballet leading artists, bring fresh new works to OBT. Their critically acclaimed premiere of Coppelia in 2011, was warmly received by audiences with standing ovations. Other choreographic works include the second act of The Nutcracker, Highlights from The Sleeping Beauty, plus contemporary works set to live musical accompaniment.
Under Vinson and Gorboulev's direction, OBT pre-professional dancers have been accepted into and have attended prestigious national schools such as Boston Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Los Angeles Ballet School, and others.
what We Do
Olympic Ballet Theatre is a non-profit performing company with estimated audiences of 15,000 annually Including 4,000 school children.
The goals of Olympic Ballet Theatre are to:
• develop new audiences for theatre dance through high quality original
and classical ballet productions
• attract young audiences through special programming
• offer professional opportunities to dancers, choreographers and
designers in the Puget Sound area
• provide performance opportunities
for young dancers
• feature world-renown artists
in local productions
• provide quality productions with
reasonable ticket prices
• foster community collaboration, make an impact on the communities we serve
• maintain a secure funding base from which to operate