333 N Main Ave | 28 NE 3rd St

Two-time Reader's Choice Award Winner!
Gresham Outlook | Sandy Post


"The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

William Bennet, former United States Secretary of Education

COVID Notice:

As we bring classes back for the Fall season, we will be starting with a limited selection with limited amount of spots available.
We anticipate adding more classes of greater size as restrictions are lifted.


Dance classes for beginner through advanced levels

We offer many different types of dance classes covering a range of ages and skill levels. Our focus is on training the student to be the best he or she can be in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

Dance styles include ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop and are available for most age groups.


Acting classes for kids in Gresham

From creative script writing to public performance, you'll learn how to take the stage with our fun and exciting theatre classes!

Learn improv, character development, stage presence and more.


Vocal ensemble and private voice lessons for kids and adults

Learn to sing or improve your current skills. Our voice students often perform for recitals and community events.


Take private piano and guitar lessons

Private music lessons are perfect for the beginner or intermediate student

Events at SALT Academy

Keep up to date with us! Watch our calendar of events for upcoming shows, fundraisers, auditions and other community activities in Gresham.

There are no up-coming events - check back soon!

Highlights Gallery

Our students are amazing performers and they make it look easy!
Take a look at some photos from recent events.

Winter Recital, January 2020

  • winter dance recital 1
    Ballet I
  • young singers
    Young Singers Group
  • all around
    All Around
  • contemporary
  • hip hop
    Hip Hop 2
  • winter dance recital 1
  • young singers
  • all around
  • contemporary
  • hip hop

The Murder at Haversham Manor, January 2020

The King's Processional - The Son's Reign, June 2019

Reviews and Ratings

Read what your friends and neighbors are saying about SALT Academy!

  • "Very professional, organized, talented and friendly staff, owner and studio!
    Excited about current and future opportunities."

    Jilliann B.
  • "My kids all do lessons at Salt and enjoy them immensely. I love how there are so many different types of classes to fit all different types of people."

    Emma S.
  • "Great group of talented caring people! Perfect company for my family to learn and grow with. Thank you all for being so kind & fun!"

    Suzanne J.
  • "My son has been going to Salt for about 4 years and takes dance and drama classes. If you are looking for an affordable and fun community to let your child’s creative spirit flourish then you just found it!"

    Trina S.
  • "A wonderful family owned organization that encourages personal growth and expression through the arts."

    Kenny T.
  • "These folks are awesome! Overflowing with talent!"

    Louis D.
  • "Everything about this company is great. A very nurturing environment and community oriented. Definitely recommend!!"

    Ardie G.
  • "SALT provides so much value to each one of its students. With all the different options of classes, it really allows you to try new things, deepen your skills and have fun no matter what age."

    Becca B.


These generous contributors to our program believe in our mission and we are so thankful for their support!

Our 2020
Key Sponsor


Download and print this coupon for $10 OFF! Right-click and save to your desktop or tap and hold on your smartphone to download.

Become a Performing Arts Donor!

Explore seven ways you can donate to SALT Academy.
Some are just by shopping like you normally do!
  • Amazon Smile

    Amazon donates on your behalf!

    Just visit smile.amazon.com and logon to your amazon account like you normally do.

    Follow the instructions to choose your charity and look for SALT Academy and Performing Arts Co. Or set up through the "Your AmazonSmile" link under your account profile. This is a one-time setup.

    They donate .5% automatically when you check out!

  • Fred Meyer

    Use your rewards card

    Connect your Fred Meyer rewards card to SALT Academy as the receiving nonprofit. This is a one-time setup.

    Each quarter Fred Meyer will donate based on the total accumulated purchases for all shoppers who use their reward card while shopping.

    Sign in to your Fred Meyer account to get started.

  • Gresham Ford

    10% up to $100

    Gresham Ford will give 10% up to $100 to SALT Academy when you get your vehicle serviced at their QuickLane or service department.

    Just ask them to send their tithe to SALT Academy.

  • Touchstone Project

    Commemorative Pavers

    Purchase a paver to commemorate someone (or something) special and make it a part of history. Your paver will be placed in the Ebetsu Plaza walkway at the Gresham Japanese Garden.

    For every paver you purchase, $20 will be donated to SALT Academy.

  • Facebook

    Quick and secure

    Just visit our Facebook page and look for the Donate button near the top of our page. 

    Donate quickly and securely.

  • Workplace Giving

    Easy auto deductions

    Many employers have an employee giving program, especially larger corporations. 

    Check with your HR department to see if they have a list of charities that you can elect to have a percentage of your paycheck go to. Select SALT Academy if we're on the list!

  • Direct Donation

    right from our website!

    Click the button below to set up your one time or recurring donation!

    Payment information is encrypted for your security and your donation may even be anonymous if you wish.

    Interested in corporate sponsorship with additional promotional opportunities? Contact us for more information for donations at the $2500 level and above.

Hours of Operation:
Office hours are typically Mon-Wed 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Note that we are not accepting walk-in inquiries currently due to covid
(503) 919-SALT
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Studio Locations

Studio A, SALT Works Theatre | 333 N. Main Ave

Studio B | 28 NE 3rd St

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Serving Gresham and surrounding communities since 2007.

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