Founded in 1980 by Eugenia L. O'Brien, Portland School of Ballet has been the premier dance education center of the Portland community for over three decades. Professional and inclusive, the School is dedicated to bringing dance to people of all ages and skill levels, while maintaining its focus on training young men and women for professional careers. The School’s alumni have gone on to join companies such as Dance Theater of Harlem, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet, among others. In a unique partnership with Portland’s Public Schools, our CORPS program allows qualified high school students to pursue pre-professional dance training as a complement to their academic studies. PSB's Syllabus Program, for dancers ages 7-19, is a six level program in which classical ballet is taught according to a developmental curriculum. Along with our Young Dancer Program, adaptive dance for students with special needs, and adult classes for life long learners, Portland School of Ballet’s highly qualified faculty and experienced management enrich the lives of all levels of students in the Portland area and beyond.