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

Notice to Prospective and Continuing Students: 

Session 2 Classes previously scheduled to begin January 2021 have been delayed due to newly imposed COVID restrictions.  Registration is therefore delayed and will remain closed until further notice.  We encourage you to SEND US A MESSAGE if you have a particular class or classes you are interested in.  Those who have done this will receive first chance to register for class. In the event these closures linger on or are unreasonably adverse to continuing offering classes, you may expect updates as we evaluate the impact.  Thank you for your interest in SALT Academy.


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.


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Our 2020
Key Sponsor


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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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