We are a Christian-founded non-profit performing arts institution in Historic Downtown Gresham providing education in the disciplines of dance, voice, music and theatre. Our program consists of daily classes, a major theatrical production during the summer, smaller quarterly productions, semi-annual recitals, summer camps and much more!
Students of SALT Academy range from age 2 through high school - we even have theatre, dance and vocal classes for adults!
Since 2007 we have been serving Gresham and surrounding communities with high quality performing arts education.
“SALT has changed the way I view myself...and given me a lot of confidence. It's challenged me in the way I interact with other people. I feel I could pretty confidently go out and live my life and know that...the people and relationships are always there to help support me.”
"You'll definitely find your place. It's really hard to find friends... SALT really helped with that."
“Some of the top things I like about SALT is the family that I've made and that I know I'll have forever [and]; the skills they have given me that I know I'll be able to take throughout my entire life. I really love the teachers. With SALT you get the teaching and coaching you need, but you also have a really loving environment.”
"SALT has challenged me in my confidence level in singing...dancing...and to pull out emotions I've never had to pull out before for a show. It's always been a passion of mine to be a performer, so just to have this experience and this knowledge will really help me down the line. SALT Academy will challenge you to move up to that next level and have fun while doing it."
"SALT Academy is a wonderful non-profit giving to the children in our community! The quality of classes, love and encouragement is outstanding!"
“They are passionate and caring. They provide quality programs in so many different performing arts! They are a positive attribute to all ages of people in Gresham and the surrounding areas. They are so community-oriented.”
“Great organization that offers so much to the community. The Arts are so important for all but a real plus to our young.”
"A great organization for teaching kids the arts--affordable too!"
"If you thought SALT Academy was just a dance school with little ones in tutus then hopefully, we've given you a glimpse of the bigger picture. While we absolutely love seeing our little dancers and teenage performers on a stage, putting on a great show is only part of the story.
We are passionate about investing in our youth. We have a unique opportunity to teach values as early as possible such as respect, listening, work ethic, kindness, inclusion and teamwork...and we do this through the Performing Arts.
At SALT Academy, your child will have fun and learn many amazing things. We want to partner with you. Let us be a part of your "village" and help raise them to DO amazing things and BE amazing people!"
-Kirk Moormann, COO