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"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

To all our students, parents, patrons and supporters:

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that SALT’s journey here in Gresham, Oregon has come to an end. This is due to many factors, several of which are out of our control such as high costs, lack of adequate space and the unfavorable economic and political climate many Oregon businesses have been dealing with for years. While we certainly have made an impact in our community, we’ve come to the realization that this simply is not an area where we can continue to thrive as a company. SALT Academy will still exist as a non-profit organization due to our continuing belief in the value of the performing arts. SALT is in the process of researching other areas with a more favorable climate where we can plant and grow our non-profit mission and there is a possibility our search may take us out of the state of Oregon. Any updates in this regard will be announced on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages.


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

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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